REVIEW: What-Cha – Assam 2nd Flush 2014 STGFOP-1


Tea and origin: Black second flush tea from Assam
Sample provided by: What-Cha
Twitter: @What_Cha_Tea
Facebook: What-Cha
Link to Assam 2nd Flush

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.

Tasting notes:

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


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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