drank golden tip assam by Postcard Teas
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I have had two steepings of this, one plain, and one with milk and sugar. This is one of my best and most unique Assams, although not one of my strongest ones. It is also a very attractive tea, with golden tips winking between the dusky recesses of the dark brown brothers. A very smooth Assam, with a wonderful maltiness to it and no astringency whatsoever – which makes it great for plain drinking. It can hold its own w/ milk and sugar, but this is one of those rarer cases where an Assam is better on its own than with friends.
What else can I say? Ah, it comes from a beautiful and very friendly tea shop called Postcard Teas, right off Oxford Street in London. I’ve raved about them before, and will probably do so again. And sadly, like many of my favourites, it is out of stock and there is no plan to restock it in the foreseeable future. Postcard Teas have replaced all their black tea providers, which is a shame, since they were brilliant. However, their new black tea selection is also very good, so not all is lost :)

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.


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