REVIEW: Tea People – Hunwal Happiness

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Tea: Assam black tea from the Hunwal estate in India
Sample provided by: Tea People

Hunwal Happiness is a new tea stocked by Tea People. Neeraj and Vishaka Agarwal gave me a sample of this tea at the London Coffee Festival, and I was extremely keen to get home and try Tea People’s first single estate Assam.

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is full, wiry leaves
– It does not have a pronounced aroma

Infused tea:
– The infused tea cups out a dark coppery-coloured liquor
– It has a malty, sweet aroma
– The liquor is very smooth, and depending on infusion time is full to medium-bodied
– It has a bright, malty flavour with a hint of sweetness

Conclusions/tips:
– This is a very versatile tea that is good with or without milk. Infused for three to three and half minutes, it cups out a smooth, bright liquor that is similar to a Ceylon. Infused for five minutes, it cups out a strong, malty liquor that takes milk well and is great for mornings

Score:
4.75/5

Retail price: Contact Tea People for price and ordering information

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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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