REVIEW: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company – Assam Orangajuli TGFOP

The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company - Assam Orangajuli TGFOP

Tea: First flush Assam Orangajuli TGFOP from India
Purchased at: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company website
Retail price: 50 grams for £2.50/ 125 grams for £5.25 / 250 grams for £10.00
Link to Assam Orangajuli on Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is more aromatic than many black teas and very inviting
– It is well sorted (i.e. no broken bits), but it does not have many golden tips

Brewed tea:
– The liquor has a dark, rich amber colour
– It has an explosion of aroma – a delight for assam lovers
– The liquor is initially spicy, but it has a malty end. It really coats the mouth and leaves a pleasant aftertaste

My tips and conclusions:
– I would suggest brewing this tea for four to five minutes to really bring out its flavour
– I recently tried three large leaf assam teas from The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company – Orangajuli, Harmutty and Hunwal. Typically I’m drawn to more malty assam teas and thought I would favour the Harmutty and Hunwal. After tasting all three, I think the Orangajuli is the best tea, as it is more complex and offers more flavour depth. It is also more malty than I expected
– I think this is a great breakfast tea because it is so full of flavour

Score:
4.5/5

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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 teaxplorer@gmail.com 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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