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.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Meleng Estate Assam FTGFOP1 Black Tea from Capital Tea Limited

MelangEstateTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Capital Tea Limited

Tea Description:

Beautifully well make chunky brown leaves full of deep golden tips from one of Assam’s best tea estates. These leaves produce an incredibly well rounded and sweet tasting medium-bodied tea liquor with complex malty flavour notes and with stone fruit-like overtones.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I received a sampling of this tea from a friend on Steepster, and I’m really glad she included it with the different samples she sent me!  This is lovely!

Really nice!  I’ve had several really good Assam teas over the last couple of months, and this is yet another.  This has a really wonderful malty tone to it – rich and flavorful – with fruity notes and a very smooth delivery from start to finish with a mild astringency.

To brew this, I grabbed my Kati tumbler and emptied the sample into the basket (it was just enough for 12 ounces of tea!) and then I heated 12 ounces of water to 205°F.  I poured the hot water into the tumbler and let the tea steep for 2 1/2 minutes.

And the flavor is very much what I’d expect from a high quality Assam tea.  It’s rich and flavorful with a medium to full body.  It’s sweet with notes of caramel.  There are lovely stone fruit notes that are reminiscent of a fresh, ripe plum.  As I continue to sip, I also pick up on notes of the sugary sweetness you’d taste from a raisin.

There is a mild astringency as I already mentioned, and there is just a hint of bitterness that hits my palate at mid-sip, suggesting to me that if I had brewed this longer or at a higher temperature, the tea might prove to be too bitter to drink.

As it is though, it’s quite pleasant.  That hint of bitterness does a pretty good job of hiding behind the sweeter notes of this tea.  If you’re looking for a tasty everyday Assam, you might want to try this one.  It’s one I wouldn’t mind reaching for every morning!