While the namesake bears the iconic Assam, the tea itself stands apart in body and flavor from traditional Assam teas. The flavor is mild in comparison but savory and elegant at the same time. The dominant note is honey, and without doubt even the most indiscriminate tea sipper would notice this unmistakeable sweetness on the tongue. The leaves are robust and have a pleasant appearance typical of many tippy tea and an aroma that strongly suggests a comforting sweetness. The brew is less intense than most assam offerings so don’t expect a jolt from this cup. Instead it is a smooth and more subtle experience and I find myself coming back to this cup almost as much as my go to Top Chingwo Congou. As with other high quality teas this is an expensive delicacy, and that facet may not appeal to the bulk of consumers. Nonetheless this is a stellar tippy tea.

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I have lived and worked in NYC for 14 years, and am currently working and a Neuroscience graduate student in NYC.

I have been sipping loose leaf teas since my days at boarding school, during which I frequented Chaiwalla Tea Room in Salisbury, CT. It so turns out Harney & Sons was also close by, just minutes from my old school and I enjoyed and continue to enjoy both on a regular basis.

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