Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Horse
A malty, rich Assam, perfect for a morning cup.
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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!