Sadly I rarely receive Assam teas to review. They are probably my favourite teas, so finding a pouch of it in a box of samples makes me extremely happy. Today, I’m very pleased to be reviewing What-Cha’s Assam 2nd Flush from the 2014 harvest. Read on to see what I think about this tea.
Dry leaf: The dry leaf consists of full, twisted leaves that have a sweet, berry-like aroma
Infused tea: The tea cups out a dark copper-coloured liquor with a sweet, malty aroma. It is an extremely smooth liquor with a pronounced malty flavour
Infusion tips: Infuse this tea two to three minutes with 95C water to drink without milk, and three to four minutes to drink with milk. You can get two infusions out of this tea
Conclusions: This is an extremely good tea that is great value for money. The refined malty flavour indicates the high quality of this tea. It is also a very versatile tea that is just as good drunk with milk as without milk. You should really try it both ways: it has brilliant sweet, jammy flavours without milk, whilst a little splash of milk rounds out the tea into a richer liquor that is ideal for mornings. For an Assam, the smoothness of this tea is remarkable, and I would highly recommend it
Retail price: 10 grams for £1.10 / 50 grams for £4.00 / 100 grams for £7.50