TEA REVIEW: Grey’s Teas – Assam Dikom


Tea and origin: Black tea from the Dikom Tea Estate, Assam, India
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Link to Dikom

I’ve lately developed a great appreciation for sweeter, lighter black teas that are best drunk without milk. When I saw this Dikom, I wanted to see how it compares to some of my favourite light black teas.

Tasting notes

Dry leaf: Medium-sized, wiry leaves that have a few golden tips

Wet leaf: Strong malty aroma

Liquor colour: Orange

Liquor aroma: Malty and earthy

Liquor flavour: Sweet and malty. The liquor is medium-bodied, but fresh, bright and                                     uplifting. It has mild astringency

Infusion method: Glass or ceramic teapot                                                                                                                        3 grams of tea                                                                                                                                        200ml of 90 to 95C water                                                                                                                    Infusion time: 1.5 to 3 minutes                                                                                                          2 infusions


The light astringency and sweet and malty notes make this an easy-drinking tea that could work well as both a morning or afternoon tea. Infused a bit longer, the malty notes give the liquor a nice richness. Going with a shorter infusion time results in a refreshing, brisk cup for an afternoon pick-me-up. This tea might appeal to those who like Ceylon, Darjeeling and Yunnan black teas. Putting milk in this tea is not advised, as the milk suffocates the flavour complexity

Retail price: 125 gram packet for £4.65 / 125 gram tin for £6.65


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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