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drank Malty Assam by The Tao of Tea
301 tasting notes

I do tend to brew my Assams rather strong and this one was up to the challenge. Too much leaf in this cup or just enough, there is the line to balance on. I think there was plenty leaf in the cup and it makes a dark, astringent, but not bitter, brew. I may have drowned all the maltyness out by using so much leaf, but hey, a girls gotta wake up in the am. Second steep is just a muted version of the first. Easily drinkable but not memorable.
Thanks to gmathis for sharing!

gmathis

Sounds like I’m going to have to give it up and just dump in more leaf … it hasn’t been quite strong enough for me yet, either!

Michelle

This one seemed very forgiving even with the over leaf abuse.

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gmathis

Sounds like I’m going to have to give it up and just dump in more leaf … it hasn’t been quite strong enough for me yet, either!

Michelle

This one seemed very forgiving even with the over leaf abuse.

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
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