Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Licious
A sweet, malty rich and aromatic black tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
There are few teas that I find more rewarding first thing in the morning than a delicious, single estate Assam like this one. It is bold, rich and satisfying, and it has that certain strength to it that I look for when I am choosing my first-thing-in-the-morning tea.
This is sweet and malty, as the description states, although, I don’t find it as malty as some other Assam teas that I’ve tasted. Instead, this has an intriguing balance between malty and wine-like taste. Usually, I find that Assam teas are either malty or wine-like … but this one seems to bring both qualities to the cup.
It is also quite smooth and full-flavored, with a pleasing roundness to it. It does have a little astringency to it, but I find that the astringency here plays to the wine-like characteristics.
A very enjoyable Assam, one worth checking out!