REVIEW: Dragonfly Teas – Luxury Assam

Dragonfly Teas - Luxury Assam

Tea: Black Assam tea from India
Purchased at: Waitrose
Retail price: £5.99 for 50 gram tin
Link to Luxury Assam on Dragonfly website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is moderately aromatic – enough aroma to entice!
– All the golden tips make this a beautiful tea

Infused tea:
– The liquor has nice coppery colour
– Like the dry leaf, the infused liquor isn’t overly pronounced
– The flavour of the infused liquor is the strong point of this tea: it is smooth and bright, with a hint of maltiness. It has a refined flavour that you will only find in high quality Assams

Conclusions/tips:
– Steep this tea for 3.5 minutes for the first infusion. Give it 4 or 4.5 minutes for the second
– Adding milk to this tea, with its beautiful golden tips and smooth liquor, would break my heart. I guess you could steep it for longer and add milk, but I advise against it
– It was a wonderful surprise to find such a great, high quality tea in a supermarket. If you’re an Assam lover like myself, you won’t be disappointed with this tea

Score:
4.5/5

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A nice-looking, sturdy caddy

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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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