The strongest of all our Assams, this second flush tea from the hot, humid Harmutty tea gardens is nonetheless refreshing, superb as a breakfast brew with a dash of milk. Before becoming the first tea to be cultivated by the British, Assam originally grew wild on the vast flood plains of the Brahmaputra River - this particular variety is considered one of the very best in the region. We love its substantial full-bodied smoothness and malty sweetness.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.
This variety of Assam has quickly become one of my regular teas - alongside Ceylon and Lasang Souchong.
13th April 2015 Posted by
This has quickly become one of my three regular teas, the other two being Lapsang Souchong and Ceylon.
7th March 2015 Posted by
This is our standard breakfast tea - I have been buying it for several years and the quality is always excellent. I only wish that they would sell it in larger packets, as I do not like destroying and wasting the 125g resealable pouches.
Our breakfast brew
25th February 2015 Posted by
Lovely tea for first thing! We often drink it it in bed with the newspaper. We may drink it later in the day and we find we use more of this than any other tea. Robust but not dusty.
Good strong brew
12th January 2015 Posted by
Strong with plenty of taste. Works well with soya milk.
Not only for breakfast
13th December 2014 Posted by
This is my basic tea throughout the day. In fact I haven't tried it with milk. It is slightly nutty and robust. Also makes very good iced tea.