Meleng FTGFOP 1 CL 2nd Flush 2016, Assam Tea from Lochan Tea Limited

Meleng FTGFOP 1 CL 2nd Flush 2016, Assam Tea from Lochan Tea Limited maybe a mouth full to SAY but it’s a wonderful cuppa to SIP on as well!  I have to say I have always been partial to Lochan Teas when it comes to their wide selection of estate teas and different flushes especially when it comes to black loose leaf teas.  Their catalog of them seems endless!

If you are looking for a very strong black tea that has a lot of character and will provide a LOUD wake-up call in the morning Meleng FTGFOP 1 CL 2nd Flush 2016, Assam Tea from Lochan Tea Limited might be for you!  It sure was for me!

The aroma of this dry loose leaf comes across very strong with bold cocoa notes.  It infuses to a dark brown and gives off a full, heavy-duty Assam flavor!  I can taste the dark yet daring black tea base with those saught-after natural cocoa flavors that move on to the aftertaste, too!  The aftertaste is that of a dark cocoa powder and I’m totally LOVING it!  Meleng FTGFOP 1 CL 2nd Flush 2016, Assam Tea from Lochan Tea Limited is one heck of a morning wake-up tea!


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Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Limited
Description: As I write this post Meleng FTGFOP 1 CL 2nd Flush 2016, Assam Tea from Lochan Tea Limited is not yet on their website but you can check out their entire catalog of offerings HERE.

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Organic Guranse from Butiki Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas

Tea Description:

Our Organic Guranse tea originates from the Guranse Estate in Nepal and is graded FTGFOP-1 (Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, First Flush). This light and fragrant tea has notes of tobacco and wet mahogany with light peach notes that linger. Organic Guranse is lightly malty and perfect for afternoon or early evening enjoyment as it is not as strong as some of our other black teas.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The dry leaf of this tea is earthy and a little sweet, reminding me a bit of the pipe tobacco my dad once had when my stepmother was trying to get him to start smoking pipes.  The brewed tea maintains much of this fragrance, although it is a slightly lighter scent than the dry leaf.

The flavor immediately reminded me of an Assam with its delicious malty tones, although I’m finding it to be a lighter bodied tea than a typical Assam, which I usually categorize as a full-bodied tea.  I think I’d categorize this one as a medium bodied tea, or even a light-to-medium bodied tea.  To put it another way, I would put this somewhere between a full-bodied Assam and a light-bodied Darjeeling.

Interestingly enough, this tea also has other characteristics that remind me of these two teas.  The aforementioned rich malty tones that remind of an Assam while the woody, fruit tones remind me of a Darjeeling (but without the muscatel).  There is a fair amount of astringency to this tea as well, which is common in these two teas.  Here the astringency is crisp and tangy, and leaves the palate feeling clean and dry.  The aftertaste is earthy and sweet.

I’m finding this to be a delightful, contemplative cup – just right for the afternoon.   It’s also REALLY good as it cools – makes an awesome iced tea!