Just Awesome Assam Black Tea from Just.Organic.Tea

AwesomeAssamTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Just.Organic.Tea

Tea Description:

A bold, malty black tea. Looking for a stronger black? You’ve found it. A great breakfast tea with a caffeine kick that won’t leave you groggy. Our Assam tea is sourced from the famous Banaspaty estate in India. Fair trade & organic certified.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This tea was Just.Exactly.What.I.Needed.Today!  OK, yeah, that was corny.  Sorry.  But, corny or not, the sentiment is true.  I needed a good Assam kick and this tea delivers!

The description above pretty much nails it.  This is a bold, malty black tea.  The kind of tea you want for that first cup of the day.  The kind of tea that helps you shake the sleepies, and gets you moving!

Because it is an Assam, I recommend steeping it with some care.  I bring the water to a boil and I steep it for just 2 1/2 minutes.  I find that if I go any longer than that, the tea starts to hint at becoming bitter, and the longer it steeps, the more bitter it tastes.  Assam is one of those “persnickety” type of teas but it’s worth the extra effort because it delivers a really solid, hefty flavor that is malty, sweet and delicious when brewed properly.

And this tea is all those things:  malty, sweet, and delicious!  It’s got a solid, hefty flavor that would take the additions of milk and honey well if you like to add those to your morning tea.  It also tastes great straight up.  When I encounter a lovely Assam like this, I sometimes indulge and add a drizzle of real maple syrup to the cup and Mmmmm!  Heaven!

I’m not only loving this tea, but I’m also loving that it’s organic and fair trade certified.  And I really love that Just.Organic.Tea. focuses on these things.  This is a company I feel really good about supporting!

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