Halmari Tea

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It’s a malty CTC Assam—enough said! :)

In all honesty, though, this is an excellent tea—perfect for mornings when I need a larger-than-usual push into the day. I brewed this with extra water and for less time (3:15) than I would do with orthodox Assam teas since I didn’t want it to be overpowering and it worked perfectly. I can naturally taste the maltiness and the astringency, but there are also notes of wood and even a hint of raisins in the background. Unlike the orthodox version of this tea from Halmari, it’s not toasty or bread-like, but that doesn’t diminish from its quality. I’ll appreciate having this for the busy weeks ahead!

Flavors: Astringent, Malt, Raisins, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 9 g 25 OZ / 739 ML

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When I first started drinking tea regularly, it was Assam teas that brought me in. This is a perfect example of why they hooked me!

This tea is still one of my favorites. I purchased a large quantity of it back in 2018 and it is holding up well, even four years after picking.

This is a malty, full-bodied Assam tea, with hints of oats and caramel in the flavor. An excellent breakfast tea and a delight for any Assam fans.

Date of Picking: June, 2017

Flavors: Astringent, Bread, Caramel, Malt, Oats, Toast

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This Assam tea has recently become my standard breakfast tea most mornings, and for good reason!

The dried leaves are beautiful—mostly dark brown, with some golden tips. All machine rolled.

I brew 9 grams of dried leaves in 20 ounces of near-boiling water for 4 minutes, but it would probably be okay with 3 minutes, depending on how strong you like your Assam. I prefer mine to kick me awake in the morning, hence the longer steep time.

The brewed liquor is dark brown with a reddish hue to it—a beautiful color. It has a very strong malty aroma while it is steeping.

The malt aroma carries over into the flavor of the tea as well. The malt flavor is accompanied by flavors of oats and barley. It is like a hot breakfast cereal in a teacup! As with most Assam teas, this one has some astringency to it as well, which you will notice immediately when drinking it. The tea ends with a very slight caramel flavor.

Overall, I am very happy with this tea, as it has earned a permanent place in my cupboard. I highly recommend this tea to any Assam fans out there!

Flavors: Astringent, Caramel, Malt, Oats, Roasted Barley

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 9 g 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Perfection, increcibly tasty.
Managed to grab 1 kgs. at Vadham before it sold out within hrs. (global market).

2017 global prize winner ctc breakfast tea.

Flavors: Malt, Nutty, Raisins, Spicy, Wood

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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