One of my favorite breakfast Assams, the tea is robust and energizing. I brewed it for about five minutes, and then was even able to re-steep it. It is hearty but fragrant although I cannot pinpoint the specific aromas. You feel the tannins but they are not harsh. It is a great tea to get you out of bed on a cold morning.
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February 9, 2018
An above-average CTC tea for a good price. The dry leaf is aromatic but the smell is a bit abrasive. Upon brewing though, the aroma becomes much richer, heartier, and softer. There are notes of cocoa. I really love the flavor and mouth feel of this tea; it's full-bodied with just the right amount of bite, strong, yet still smooth, and with considerable natural sweetness. I find it tastes good once it has cooled too. Like most CTC teas this could possibly become too harsh if steeped too long, but I found it tasted great with a 1-3 minute infusion.