Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Darlene’s Tea Port
Strong full bodied tea with excellent maltiness and rich color.
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The dry leaf of this Keyhung Assam Black Tea from Darlene’s Tea Port is a CTC leaf. Neither the dry leaf nor the brewed tea has a very strong aroma, just a slight leathery note.
But the flavor is robust! It’s got that bold flavor that I want in an Assam – something that will give you that strong kick in the butt when you need it. This tea will shake the sleepy right out of you.
It’s not a real “malty” Assam, although there are some malty tones to it. I would call this more like a wine-y Assam with fruit notes and a fair amount of dry astringency. It’s sweet with a thick texture, and the aftertaste is clean.
An enjoyable Assam, one that would hold up well to the addition of milk and honey, if you like that in your breakfast tea.