Generous malted notes of barley and an ale-like fruity depth lead the way, reinforced by a cast of notes ranging from caramel to Brazil nuts. Astringency in just the right measure ensures balance on your palate. An indisputable, unforgettable tour de force.
2 of 2 people found this review useful:
Best breakfast tea, 28th Nov 2014
Reviewer: Maura High
This tea has all the sturdy body, rich aroma, and refreshingly astringent taste one hopes for in a classic Indian tea. It is surprisingly strong: one teaspoon per 8 fl oz water, plus (if you are making it in a pot, and I hope you are), one for the pot. Steep for 3 or 4 minutes, and it'll also yield a second, weaker but still delicious tea. If you add milk for the first steeping, as I do (2 percent), it will not be a dark caramel brown, but a lighter more butterscotch one.
3 of 3 people found this review useful:
Superb Assam, 27th Sep 2011
Reviewer: Frederick Pfaff
The Marangi second flush Assam tea offered here is indeed exceptional. It yields a relatively dark brew which translates into a richness of flavor rather than harshness. As it cools the flavor becomes softer and more nuanced. Aroma is quite wonderful.