drank CTC Assam by Harney & Sons
2816 tasting notes

I am annoyed at myself. I had nasal spray (for my allergies) before I brewed up this sample and that is definitely affecting my sense of taste. I don’t feel like I can rate this properly.

I am nervous about Assams, I’ve had a few that have turned bitter if steeped too long. I steeped this one for 2 minutes in near boiling water. I admire the dark burgundy color of this tea. There does not seem to be a lot of malt here but one of the reviewers also commented on that so perhaps I am not merely dreaming.

I need another sample, drat!

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

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89-80 Pretty good, above average

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