Assam Special Summer Black Tea

description

Bold, brisk and truly satisfying, every sip of this Assam black tea enlivens you little bit at a time.
The aromatic profile of this tea is quite heady and marked by toasty, woody quality. Gradient flavors of walnut, dates and cedar, complimented by the deep garnet-colored infusion, defines the cup profile of the brew. The flavors linger only for a while, but leave behind a very gratifying sensory experience. Perfect high caffeine treat for the mornings.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Dates, walnut, cherry

appearance

Garnet

taste

Rounded sweetness, smooth, robust, slight astringency, high notes of walnut, cedar and dates

dry leaf

aroma

Toasted; walnut, cedar

appearance

Tightly rolled, black leaves with golden tips

infusion

aroma

Dates, orchid, grilled stone fruit

appearance

Cocoa

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 Mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Milk

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU AXSFSB | GRADE TGFOP1

8 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 4
  • Freshness 4
  • High Quality 3
  • Great Aroma 1
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1

Dislikes

  • Strong 2
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Morning 6
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0
  • Afternoon 0

ben

May 17, 2016

Broad and rich every day summer Assam

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

The Assam Special Summer black is a perfectly respectable everyday summer Assam blend. Broad and slightly sweet. Lacking the characters of some of the single estate Assams, but still makes for a satisfying cup.

Denise

Sept. 24, 2015

Excellent flavor

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

An excellent breakfast tea.

Simon

Sept. 18, 2015

Great, everyday Assam

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

I love tea in the morning, and want one with enough punch to cut through milk and accompany breakfast. This one hits the mark. There is enough complexity and range of flavours to make it interesting, but it still has a strong, Assam flavour. Can get a little bitter at the end of the post, but that's nothing a fresh pot can't fix!

Adam

June 16, 2015

Well balanced, easy drinking tea

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Not too malty, well balanced, drinks well over 2-3 steepings. Better for a morning tea, but does alright after lunch as well. Overall very drinkable, good all around.

Ann

March 17, 2015

Simple and Straighforward

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

A good everyday tea. A touch weak but good with milk and sugar (or just milk)-5 minute steeping time.

Andrew

Oct. 7, 2014

Unusual Assam with a slight bitter finish

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

Delicious Assam not as strongly flavoured as they can be. There is a leafy undertone to the classic maltiness. A bit bitter in the finish for my taste. As fresh as you can get.

Marion

Sept. 17, 2014

Big and strong

Dislikes : Strong.

This tea is big, bold and strong. I had to reduce the steeping time as I felt it was too intense at 4 or 5 minutes. It is a pretty full on way to start the day. Another reviewer wrote it is a "straightforward" tea and I agree. Not a lot of complexity but still well balanced with big, bold, strong Assam flavours to kick start the day for all those sleepy heads.

Cindy

Aug. 20, 2014

Simple goodness

Best Served : Morning.

This selection from Teabox is a blend of second flush assams. Low in astringency at a 4 minute steep, this is a great malty cup. I’m not detecting any smoke (as the website states) but I am drinking the 2013 version of this blend…Teabox is currently selling their 2014 blend, so it might be different. There’s not a lot of complexity to this cup, just a honeyed maltiness, which is a lovely way to start the day.

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