Akiya Estate Arunachal Pradesh FTGFOP 2016 #299

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Fruity, Grapes, Jam, Malt, Bitter
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 6 g 7 oz / 209 ml

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Exceptional quality golden tipped leaves from and esteemed tea maker in Arunachal Pradesh near Assam. These leaves produce an incredibly well rounded and sweet tasting medium bodied tea liquor with complex malty flavour notes and with stone fruit-like overtones

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2099 tasting notes

Oh man, I oversteeped this one. I was so looking forward to it too!

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Thank you to SuperStarling! for sending me this tea.

I’m not sure what happened here. Perhaps I overleafed it or used too hot of water but I couldn’t get this one to NOT be bitter. I first tried it with close to boiling water for 10-15 seconds and it was bitter. I poured that out and reduced the water temp to about 200 degrees and steeped it again for 10-15 seconds and it turned out just as, if not more, bitter than the first steep.

Unfortunately, this one is a no for me. It started off promising, as the wet leaves smelled delicious and malty.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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790 tasting notes

Oh my. This is some serious Assam nums. Very malty and with a smooth sweetness. The malt tends to fall off at the cooling end of the cup and a hint of bitter creeps in. The leaf appearance is stunning. Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing some of this delicious tea!

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Wow that was fast :P
Glad it wasn’t just me with the malt factor!! I figured it was my forgetting the time that threw off my cuppa

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