REVIEW: The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company – Assam Margherita GFBOP

The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company - Assam Margherita GFBOP

Tea: Assam tea from the Margherita plantation in India
Purchased at: The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company online shop
Retail price: £2.50 for 50 grams / £ 4.95 for 125 grams
Link to Margherita tea on Kent & Sussex website

Dry leaf:

  • Good amount of golden tips
  • Uniformity to leaves – no dust!
  • What I found most special about the dry leaf is that it smells brilliantly fresh! This freshness will make Assam lovers go crazy *Drooling*

Brewed tea:

  • Strong cup with a spicy aftertaste. Ideal for breakfast
  • Tea is very aromatic
  • Liquor has a dark, rich colour (see below about brewing time)

My tips:

  • Only add a splash, not a glug, of milk to your cup. While it is a bold cup, watch the amount of milk or you’ll kill its special flavour
  • Brew at least four minutes, if not five, to make the liquor darker and the cup more hearty

My score:

Brewed for four minutes



About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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