Numi’s Teaview Snapshot
|"This tea has a great substantial body with a soft, almost creamy aroma and a very slight briskness."|
The scent of Assam feels classic and comforting to me. The malty flavor, traditional black tea scent are all well balanced and cozy...cozy enough that I nearly choked to death trying to inhale and sip at the same time. Inhaling tea is not a good idea, just so you know. The maltiness is strong enough to make me wonder what the tea might taste like in a stein with a head of foam...all of the maltiness with none of the guilt. The brewing guidelines suggested a two minute max steeping time, which I found to be just right for me. It gave the tea a great substantial body, retained the soft, almost creamy aroma, with a very slight briskness that induces smiles rather than grimaces. I prefer tea without milk, so I didn't try it here, but I can see how the addition would be quite nice too. I'm betting this would be tasty iced. This would be a great everyday tea for black tea lovers and to have on hand for guests; I'll be buying some of this.
— To purchase Jacksons of Piccadilly Fair Trade Assam, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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