India Assam Mokalbari FTGFOP-1 Tippy Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apricot, Cherry, Dates, Fig, Malt, Molasses, Plums, Tobacco, Wood, Almond, Autumn Leaf Pile, Butter, Caramel, Cedar, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Honey, Lemon, Oats, Orange Zest, Pear, Raisins
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 209 ml

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  • “Had it in the afternoon, approx. 3 hours ago. I will try to recall at least something. The dry leaf aroma was quite interesting and not that appealing for me. Noticed some sweet stonefruits as...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Okay, I’m finally back on Steepster to post a review. I doubt I’ll have the time to bang out more than one this evening. This website’s bugs are starting to drive me crazy. This is now the third or...” Read full tasting note
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An opportunity to buy an Assam packaged in the manner all the tea used to be packaged for export, in a handmade wooden tea chest! The chest contains 250g of tea with a normal 25g sample option available for those who wish to try the tea first.

A smooth Assam with malt tones coupled with prune notes.

Tasting Notes:
- Fantastic sweet malt aroma
- Smooth malt coupled with prune notes

Harvest: 2019
Grade: FTGFOP-1

Origin: Mokalbari Tea Estate, Upper Assam, Assam, India
Sourced: Specialist tea wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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1045 tasting notes

Had it in the afternoon, approx. 3 hours ago. I will try to recall at least something.

The dry leaf aroma was quite interesting and not that appealing for me. Noticed some sweet stonefruits as cherries, maybe tiny hints of apricots but mostly tobacco.

But I decided to brew 4 grams per 300 ml, freshly boiled water and… that’s different story.
That story is about strong malt and dried plums. Today I learned it is called prune in English. So okay, malt and prune.

The story starts with wonderful copper colour of the brew. It is dark copper with lots of shine and clear colour. I steeped it for 4 minutes and… it was just right.

First sips were somehow normal, typical malty Assam profile. But then the explosion of taste did the bang! Malt, prunes, some woody notes (eastkyteaguy noticed cedar, while I think more about sandalwood, sweet notes as molasses (another stuff I never had chance to try, but I imagine being it like that), dates and figs (as he noticed and I have to agree).

One of the most complex Assams I had. The aftertaste was long and it was very energizing! Would like more than 25 grams, but paying my one and half shift money for whole box (which looks amazing though) is way too much. But it’s worth every penny.

Thank you a lot Alistair and White Antlers. Truly exceptional tea!

Flavors: Apricot, Cherry, Dates, Fig, Malt, Molasses, Plums, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

Sounds delicious!

White Antlers

Doesn’t ‘dried plum’ sound so much more…I don’t know…appealing and tastier than PROON?!

tea-sipper

Wow, you make this one sound like the best tea!

Martin Bednář

It is close to I suppose :)

Martin Bednář

I don’t want to write whole new tasting note while only result would be: I feel in love with this tea or I need more before it is gone and so on. It’s one of the most delicous teas I had, for sure!

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943 tasting notes

Okay, I’m finally back on Steepster to post a review. I doubt I’ll have the time to bang out more than one this evening. This website’s bugs are starting to drive me crazy. This is now the third or fourth time I have tried to post this review. Hopefully this time is the charm. Anyway, this is yet another blast from the past. I think I finished what I had of this tea in either February or March. As Assam black teas go, this one was pretty much exceptional.

I prepared this tea in the Western style. I steeped approximately 3 grams of loose tea leaves in 8 ounces of 203 F water for 5 minutes. I did not rinse the leaves prior to steeping, and I did not attempt any additional infusions.

Prior to infusion, the dry tea leaves emitted aromas of cedar, prune, raisin, tobacco, and dark chocolate. After infusion, I detected new aromas of malt, cream, honey, and orange zest. In the mouth, the tea liquor offered notes of malt, honey, cream, butter, oats, tobacco, autumn leaves, cedar, caramel, raisin, prune, sorghum molasses, orange zest, pine, and lemon that were chased by hints of candied date, fig, roasted almond, and black cherry. There were even traces of red pear and dark chocolate left at the back of the throat after each swallow. The finish was wonderfully smooth, malty, and balanced with some pleasant fruity touches.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable Assam black tea. It produced a liquor that was very balanced and drinkable, presenting a wonderful and highly complimentary array of aromas and flavors while also offering a good amount of heft and fullness in the mouth. Basically, this tea offered what one would generally expect of a high quality Assam black tea. I doubt it will surprise any experienced Assam drinkers, but it is very enjoyable regardless. This is the sort of tea that doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to be appreciated.

Flavors: Almond, Autumn Leaf Pile, Butter, Caramel, Cedar, Cherry, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Dates, Dried Fruit, Fig, Honey, Lemon, Malt, Molasses, Oats, Orange Zest, Pear, Raisins, Tobacco

Preparation
6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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