– Tea: Pure Assam tea from the Brahmaputra Valley.
– Purchased at: Fortnum & Mason (December 2012).
– Retail price: £8.50 (250 gram tin).
This tea is a moderately broken blend with a few golden tips sprinkled throughout. Since it lacks the addition of a lighter tea to brighten it up (such as Ceylon), it is a rather strong cup that could appeal to coffee drinkers. The Assam in this tea produces a malty cup that is transformed into a smooth breakfast treat with a splash of milk.
I have bought this tea many times over the past ten years, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably-priced luxury tea for everyday drinking.
My rating: 4/5