drank Assam Superb by Fortnum & Mason
2590 tasting notes

Ashmanra shared enough of this for me to have it three ways: super high-octane overleafed unleaded, a baby mild second steep, and one properly tended cuppa.

Either way, I was a little surprised to see such small leaves from a classy F & M selection. Not quite PG Tips CTC size, but close. Which resulted in plain old British breakfast tea without much subtlety—just like me and just like I like it. Very smooth, not much bite, very drinkable straight up without additives—although I added a dried orange slice to the baby mild steep and it was delicious.

ashmanra

Oooo, I have never thought of adding dried fruit…must try. I have some organic oranges standing by to become candied if I ever get around to it.

Evol Ving Ness

…super high-octane overleafed unleaded…

Hahahahaha, you’re killing me.

my local Greek bakery carries individually packaged pieces of candied fruit. I might try that as an on the side flavour enhancer. Where do you get dried orange slices, gmathis?

gmathis

I’ll have to double check because my husband found these … but the tag looks like it came from our Tuesday morning store. https://www.bellaviva.com/dried-oranges

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ashmanra

Oooo, I have never thought of adding dried fruit…must try. I have some organic oranges standing by to become candied if I ever get around to it.

Evol Ving Ness

…super high-octane overleafed unleaded…

Hahahahaha, you’re killing me.

my local Greek bakery carries individually packaged pieces of candied fruit. I might try that as an on the side flavour enhancer. Where do you get dried orange slices, gmathis?

gmathis

I’ll have to double check because my husband found these … but the tag looks like it came from our Tuesday morning store. https://www.bellaviva.com/dried-oranges

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Steepster “geezer” (been reviewing here for more than a decade); tea barbarian who has no systematic method for storage, preparation, classification, or rating; lover of strong unleaded builders’ tea. Never quite grew up—I cut and glue, play with Legos, design kids’ curriculum, and play with fifth graders every Sunday.

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