Perfect, Cold-Weather Cup: Boisahabi Estate Assam from Capital Tea Ltd

Assam teas are known for their fuller, malty feel and flavor, distinctly different than the tart zing of Ceylon black teas.  This Assam from the Boisahabi Estate from Capital Tea Ltd., is a high grade tea (STGFOP (SPL) ) with a mix of black tea leaves and the highly-prized golden tips that bring the complex and delicious flavor.

In the dry leaf, this tea smells comforting and slightly spicy, like cinnamon sticks and fresh wood.  Brewed, the tea becomes surprisingly fruity, with lush muscatel flavors like pear and plum.  Beneath this fruitiness, the black tea is smooth and full, with toffee tones.  Overall, the tea feels very pleasant to drink, with a texture that fills my mouth with a warm, fuzzy feeling, without being too cloying or too sharp.

In the winter season, I seem to be drawn to all the crazy dessert-flavored teas like pumpkin pie or gingerbread cake, but while those teas are fun, their flavors are certainly enhanced by artificial flavors or added sugars and sprinkles.  There’s a time and place for those tasty flavored teas, but this Assam from Boisahabi Estate really took me by surprise and felt more flavorful and festive than those other blends.

This tea has a beautiful balance of both bold and delicate flavors, with the lighter, garden-like flavors of stone fruit, and the rich caramel and black tea undertones.  Even without sugar or milk, there is a smooth and comforting natural sweetness to this brew, which speaks to the quantity and quality of the golden tips and the tea leaves as a whole.

When you want a mature cup of tea with comforting yet complex flavors, brew a cup of Assam black tea from Boisahabi Estate from Capital Tea Ltd. and stay cozy in the chilly weather.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Capital Tea Ltd
Description:

Sweetly aromatic attractive deep brown Assam leaves with plenty of golden tips. These leaves infuse to a rich, full bodied, and intensely flavourful tea liquor with prominent notes of candy-malt and toffee. Highly recommended as a breakfast tea to drink with milk

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Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan. . . . .

You or someone you know is probably a tea fan – at least that is why I assume you have stopped by The Sororitea Sisters site today! But if you just happen to also be a wine fan you might also be smitten by this Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan review today.

Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan is a special variant of Assamese tea with golden-rimmed whole leaves that were picked during the 2nd flush. When the leaves are soaked in hot water – they make a bright copper concoction that smells of fine grapes. The fragrant tea leaves give an aroma of raisins and tobacco. The result? A brew that is rich and glows with a copper color. Upon my sip – I found this to be robust and noticed a mild – yet welcoming – astringency balanced by malty tones..

According to Tea Swan…Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea of Assam is the healthiest choice for tea-lovers and pairs well with a hearty breakfast for a bold start to your day. I’d have to say that I agree!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy:  Tea Swan
Description

This is a special variant of Assamese tea with golden-rimmed whole leaves. The leaves, picked during the 2nd flush, when soaked in hot water make a bright copper concoction that smells of fine grapes.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Waking Up With A Strong Cuppa Chai from Chai Safari. . . . .

Assam Masala Chai from Chai Safari. Rarely do I need to step back and have multiple go-arounds with a tea before I come to a conclusion of how I feel about it. But this was in that rare group of teas that I had to put in that basket.

I literally couldn’t BELIEVE just how strong this chai was when I tasted it! I thought maybe I used way too much of the loose leaf. That isn’t unusual for me – because I LOVE a really LOUD tea – so I tend to double the amount of loose leaf and cut the steep/infusion time in half. Word to the wise…YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT WITH THIS CHAI! You don’t even have to do that with this chai if you think you should! Seriously! It’s peppy enough on it’s own! Low and Slow here people! Low and Slow! Use the suggested amount of loose at the appropriate time and ENJOY! No need to over shoot! It’s EXTREMELY SPICY on it’s own! If this isn’t the spiciest chai I have had – it’ HAS to be up there!

The Assam is strong but the chai spices are even stronger! It infuses to a VERY dark cup with EXTREME aroma to match! This chai isn’t for the wimps, the wusses, and the faint of heart! This is for the seasoned chai crowd! It’s for the bold and the strong! It’s for the durable and daring! If this chai sounds like your cup of tea – I know you will enjoy it!

It was a surprise for me – it opened my eyes and my senses! I’m proud to be among those who have been awakened by Assam Masala Chai from Chai Safari!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Chai Safari
Description

The Robust CTC from Assam is even more perfect with the savoury taste it offers with the combination of Ginger, Cloves and Black Pepper. The ginger and back pepper provide the strong base of spice in the tea where as the cloves give a distinct flavour and aroma to it. Its as close as one can get to having summer in a bowl. This drink is also an amazing combination for ailing cold, headaches and sore throat.

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Rich Assam Black Tea Signature Collection from Wissotzky Tea. . . . .

Sometimes I’m Lazy. Yes. That is a complete sentence. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have to explain myself on that because I think no matter how driven or inspired anyone can be – anyone can still be lazy every once and a while.

Rich Assam Black Tea Signature Collection from Wissotzky Tea has been my lazy tea as of late. I purchased it prior to Christmas while shopping for someone else. It was on sale for $1.99 at a local TJ Maxx. I see on the company website that it sells for $4.99. I feel I got a great bargain. Even at $4.99 for 16 silky pyramid tea bags I was totally ok with the price tag. WHY? Because it was one of the stronger black teas I have had in a tea bag in a great while.

It stands up to it’s name – RICH ASSAM. It’s powerful, bold, rich, smooth, fairly malty, a bit brash, and a tad astringent – but all in good ways!

Regardless if you are in a rush and don’t have time to infused loose leaf tea leaves or if you are feeling lazy THIS tea is one I would keep on hand as often as possible. It’s a good old stand by in a bag. Rich Assam Black Tea Signature Collection from Wissotzky Tea is a winner in my book!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Wissotzky Tea
Description

Our choice “Rich Assam” is a smooth, full bodied black tea carrying a distinctive malty aroma that is unique to India’s highland tea plantations of Assam. An ideal morning tea to get you going.  Enjoy with or without milk.

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Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix

Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix

TeaEqualsBliss’s Review:

First I have to say that this tea company cracks me up but then again I tend to have a twisted sense of humor!  Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix is the first of what I hope is MANY of their teas I will sip on!

As an individual my language can be quite colorful so I appreciate the badassery behind the product descriptions, however, since this site wants to remain PG-13 some of what we put here on the site may be altered a tad.

Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix makes me laugh, smile, and enjoy this tea and various memories that go along with it!  I immediately ‘got the reference’ to the 2001 Movie that was so bad it was funny!

Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix ingredients include: Assam Black Tea, Rooibos, Cacao Nibs, Orange Peel, and Rosehips.  I want to take this time to point out what is so special about some of these ingredients.  The Cacao Nibs are among the most strong tasting I have had in any tea!  Impressive!  The Orange Peels are OUTSTANDING as well…they plump up to large chunks of citrusy goodness once infused!  The Rosehips are a nice addition but sit in the background and I’m totally ok with that.  The Rooibos gives the overall taste an added sweetness that works out well.  The Assam is damn good, too!

Yes…the aroma of Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix is what smacks you in the face right away but the taste follows suit!  If you grew up on dark chocolate and/or Orange Chocolate, specifically you MUST try this tea!

As for the second infusion – it’s still good!  It’s not as powerful but you can get a very decent second infusion out of this Pootea Tang Tea from Modest Mix.  Two thumbs up from me on this one!


 

What to learn more about this tea?

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black/Rooibos Blend

Where to Buy: Modest Mix

Tea Description:

You **cking love chocolate don’t you?  How about some added orange for that tangy zest that your badass body craves?  You’re welcome.

Learn even more about this tea here.