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!