Assam Dikom Estate

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Black Tea
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Assam Black Tea
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  • “(ETA: Here’s another sample from the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box.) I have to admit that I oversteeped this tea because I decided to pour an awkwardly large bucket of DIY laundry soap into...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A lovely assam here with dark twisted leaves with hints of gold. I think assam is so unique — I just love the briskness that also has sweetness and there is plenty of that here! The coppery...” Read full tasting note
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In the northeastern state of Assam in India, along the Brahmaputra River grow the hearty, malty Assam teas. The heavy rainfall and hot, humid day time temperatures in this area create the perfect green house like environment for growth, as well as helping to create the unique taste found only in Assam teas. Their distinct flavor can be enjoyed “as is”; however, Assam teas are often used in conjunction with other teas to create numerous blends, specifically breakfast teas.

Assam teas complement foods such as chocolate, spiced desserts, meat, strong cheeses, fish and more.

The Dikom Estate is one of the oldest tea estates in Assam. Located in the heart of Assam’s tea growing area, it’s now a leader in sustainable practices, with concentration on conservation of both the gardens and in the eco-friendly zones on the estate, conservation of wildlife, building healthy soil and pest management through use of companion plants (such as neem and citronella). The black, tippy leaves brew to a well-balanced amber cup, with a slight cocoa aroma, and a classic malty and slightly creamy taste.

The estate has HACCP certification and is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.
Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

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(ETA: Here’s another sample from the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box.)
I have to admit that I oversteeped this tea because I decided to pour an awkwardly large bucket of DIY laundry soap into bottles while it (the tea) steeped and I totally underestimated how long that would take. (The stuff was somewhere between jello and snot in consistency and occasionally decided to take a break from actually going through the funnel.)

But anyway, despite the oversteeping this was a very nice tea. I found the floral and fruity notes that I like in assams and I have a feeling that being steeped strongly only brought them out more. It was also a bit bitter, but that’s not a problem when you put milk and sugar in and eat a brownie with it for breakfast. :)

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A lovely assam here with dark twisted leaves with hints of gold. I think assam is so unique — I just love the briskness that also has sweetness and there is plenty of that here! The coppery rustiness in the best way… only assam has that! Always have to have a few great assams in the cupboard. I can’t say much about this one but everything positive and I’m very glad I bought this one. It’s a very comforting and delicious cup! I love that S&V specializes in both unflavored and flavored options… they are always quite delicious teas!
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug// few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

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