Mankota Exotic Assam

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 204 oz / 6033 ml

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From Golden Tips Teas

Mankota produces some excellent second flush black teas every year. This tea in particular boasts of all characters of a premium Assam tea. The tea is robust, bold and extremely malty. The full-body of the tea finishes on a slightly sweet note which makes it an absolute prized possession. Sprinkled with golden tips all over, the dark red liquor shimmers in the cup.
A fantastic breakfast tea and a must-try if you love Assam tea

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790 tasting notes

This one was plenty strong but not overly harsh. Malty, though not as much as some when hot. Maltiness seemed to intensify as the cup cooled. Medium sweetness and some fruity notes in the background. Not a replacement for the Assam Enigma, which is still sadly out of stock, but this was an excellent sample included in my last order. This is the kind of Assam I wish for when I order Assam at an afternoon tea but never do get. The kind of Assam I’d have at my afternoon tea shop. :)

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Today’s Assam of choice from my remaining Golden Tips samples. This one is a second flush assam, picked on 27th June 2014. It’s a single-estate variety, from Mankota. Looking at the dry leaf, I’d say it’s about two thirds black-brown leaves, reasonably thin and twisty, and a third golden leaves. I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in boiling water. I added a splash of milk.

To taste, this is a fairly ordinary assam. It’s malty, for sure, but not as malty as some I’ve tried. It’s delicately sweet, with a grain-like flavour lurking in the background. There’s just the slightest hint of molasses, but it’s not strong or particularly defining. It’s a very smooth cup, for the most part, although a little tannic towards the end of the sip.

This makes for a solid, everyday kind of assam. It’s not particularly unique, I don’t think, but there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s tasty, if a little forgettable.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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This is a pretty weak assam. Smooth, but not very much kick to it. A person who is better at enjoying subtleties might do better with it, but I don’t much care for it. The flavor that is there is pleasant though. Maybe good for some R&R.

205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Had this one steep to another 4 min. still a light golden cup. O.k. black tea, but not strong and malty enoubh to my liking.

Quite standard breakfast tea, Grade FOP1
Second Flush

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 400 OZ / 11829 ML

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