REVIEW: Ringtons – 1907 Blend

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Tea: Blend of black Assam teas
Purchased at: Ringtons online shop
Link to 1907 Blend on Ringtons website

I start every morning with a pot of Assam. I prefer a broken leaf, and it needs to be strong and go well with milk. Over the past couple of years, I have tried numerous broken leaf Assam teas, and while I’m rarely disappointed, I have found two go-to teas that have a little something special. I was excited to see how Ringtons’ 1907 Blend would stack up against my favourites.

Dry leaf:

– It is a broken leaf tea with a few golden tips scattered throughout

– The dry leaf has a pronounced fresh aroma that makes a good first impression

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a coppery, bright liquor

– Like the dry leaf, the liquor has a fresh aroma

– It is a strong, full-bodied tea with classic Assam characteristics. The liquor has a rich, creamy flavour and is not overly astringent

Tips/conclusions:

– Infuse four to five minutes and drink with a milk (four minutes is perfect for me)

– I think this is great everyday morning tea: it is an eye-opening blend that would go well with a hearty breakfast. For me, its freshness really stood out. Compared to the Assam teas I drink regularly in the morning, it doesn’t have the small hit of fruitiness/sweetness that usually appeals to me, but it is richer

Score:

4.25/5

Retail price: £3.50 for 125 grams

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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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