248 Tasting Notes
The one pot of assam wasn’t enough for this sleepy grad student, so I ordered a jin xuan – the “nantou dawn”. The first steep was UNBELIEVABLE – it was so sweet and buttery. After I deplete my home stash of various milky oolong, I’m totally stocking up on this as my at-home-jin-xuan.
I headed to Teahouse Kuan Yin to get some studying done. I started my study session with a pot of this assam that caught my eye because it was on the limited edition teas list. It was recommended to be taken without milk, but I need a bit of whole milk with my afternoon black tea. There wasn’t anything that really stood out to me compared to other assams that I have had, but it did help me get over my afternoon slump.
I ran out of my Extra Strong Black Tea by Marks & Spencer, and since importing it is ridiculously expensive — I’m switching over to PG Tips (available much more easily in the US, and can be purchased at World Market to add to my explorer points).
I’ve been having my A&D’s assam with milk for my afternoon tea, but since I’m travelling for the next few weeks I decided it was easier and just as tasty to snag a box of PG Tips. <3