Today I’m reviewing two Indian teas available for purchase at PekoeTea. One tea is a real go-to morning tea that is full-bodied and sure to wake you up. The other tea is an Assam with great versatility and layers of flavour.
Pekoetea’s English Breakfast is a blend of Assam teas. It is strong, full-flavoured, malty tea that is best drunk with milk. The tannins in the tea are not overpowering, making it a smooth, full-bodied tea that will surely attract some dedicated drinkers.
Infusion time: 4 to 5 minutes with 100C water.
Retail price: 10 grams for £1 / 100 grams for £3.95 / 250 grams for £9.40
Assam Halmari 2013 is a beautiful tea to look at and taste. The curly, golden leaves cup out a liquor that has malty and sweet aroma and flavour. The liquor is smooth, and the malty and jammy flavours give the tea layers of complexity. You infuse this tea longer and add a small splash of milk to bring out its maltiness, or you can use short infusions to enjoy its sweeter notes. This is truly a special Assam.
Infusion times: 1m 30, 2m and 3m with 90 to 95C water to drink without milk. 4 to 5m with 95 to 100C to drink with milk
Retail price: 10 grams for £1.60 / 50 grams for £6.75 / 100 grams for £12.80