2nd Flush Assam from Tea Horse

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Horse

Tea Description:

A malty, rich Assam, perfect for a morning cup.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love Assam.  When brewed properly, I am treated with a deliciously rich, malty cup of tea that has the most luscious caramel-y undertones.  It’s so good … true comfort in a teacup.  However, there is a dark side to Assam, and if it’s oversteeped, it can be bitter.  This morning, I experienced that bitter bite from this Assam with the first pot of tea that I brewed.

I brewed it for 2 minutes in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using boiling water.  The result was a cuppa that was tasty, but with an overtone of bitterness that sort of overpowered that tastiness.  After about a half a cup, I decided to try again with this tea, so I lowered the time to just 1 1/2 minutes.  The result is a perfect cup of Assam!  YUM!

And this really is the ultimate cup of Assam – so rich and malty and delicious.  Lots of caramel-y flavor that you might mistake this for a caramel-flavored tea!  But it isn’t!  This is pure Assam tea, where the malty tones and natural sweetness of the tea meld together to offer a rich caramel-like flavor that is so luscious and lip-smackingly good.

The cup is sweet and delicious – but it also has a heartiness to it, making it an excellent breakfast tea.  It would take the additions of milk and sugar very well, although I find it quite good as I am drinking it now, without additions.

This is indeed an excellent Assam!

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