REVIEW: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company – Assam Mokalbari East FTGFOP1


Tea: Black tea from the Mokalbari East Tea Estate in Assam, India
Purchased at: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company online shop
Twitter: @kentteacoffee
Link to Mokalbari East on Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee website

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf is medium-sized and curly. Golden tips are scattered throughout

– It has a sweet, berry-like aroma

Infused tea:

– The tea cups out a light, copper-coloured liquor

– Whilst the dry leaf has a pronounced jammy aroma, the aroma of the liquor is quite faint

– The liquor is packed with flavour, and has a moderate hint of astringency. It is malty and slightly sweet


– Infuse this tea for three and half to five minutes. If you take your tea with milk, I would highly recommend four and a half to five minutes

– I really enjoy this tea with or without milk. When infusing the tea for three and half to four minutes and taking it without milk, it is a smooth, refreshing tea that is similar to a Ceylon and is great for afternoons. And when infused longer and taken with milk, the tea could serve as a wonderful breakfast cuppa. The milk softens its astringency and rounds out the malty flavours



Retail price: 50 grams for £2.36 / 125 grams for £4.65 / 250 grams for £8.37


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 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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