REVIEW: Tea People – Malty Assam

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Tea: Assam tea from India
Sample provided by: Tea People
Retail price: 50 gram pouch for £8.45 / 125 gram tin for £18.95
Link to Malty Assam on Tea People website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is well sorted with large and wirey leaves, and a few golden tips
– It is not particularly aromatic

Brewed tea:
– The liquor colour of the brewed tea and the aroma are light, but pleasant
– This tea definitely does what it says on the tin: it cups out to be very malty
– Its flavour it not not super complex, but it is a smooth cup of tea

My tips and conclusions:
– Since the tea cups out so light, I would suggest brewing it for four to five minutes
– Only add a tiny splash of milk. The milk is really needed though to bring out the tea’s malty notes
– I would categorise this as an afternoon tea more than a breakfast one. Its light nature would pair well with a slice of cake or a biscuit rather than a fry up.

Score:
3.85/5

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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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