I’m new to “real” tea, having opted for standard teabags with milk in the past. However, I picked up a bag of this of haven’t looked back – in fact it prompted me to spend £70 this month alone on tea so that I can explore different varieties, and sign up to a tea journal website so that I can record my tastings!
It turns out that I love a good Assam without any added milk. I tried this with milk and it ruined it. To me, it tastes so lovely and smooth as-is, so there is no need for milk. It is hardly bitter or astringent at all. In fact it surprises me just how much like a cup of tea with milk this tastes (presumably because there aren’t any impurities that need masking with milk).
As far as colour goes, it’s a lovely golden/orange. It goes down great any time of day or night. I’ve been getting two brews out of a teaspoon; I’ve tried for a third but by this point it’s so weak as to be pointless. A second steep is still very nice though. As far as steep time goes, anywhere from 2-3 minutes seems ideal for me.
I’ll be replacing this one once it runs out, I’m sure.