Review: Tealicious Assam Sessa Hajua Estate

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Thumbs up!"A winner from a little-known tea estate."
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Tealicious has a sweet and simple web presence.  The logo sports a tea flower (they are in the camellia family, after all,) and their logo says "where good company sweetens the tea."  They support causes like autism research, adaptive (for disabilities) snowboarding, and  the breeding and raising Australian Shepherds.  I mention all this because I learned more about these efforts from Tealicious than I learned about their teas!

They sell many teas, from all over the world, Including this amazing  Assam.  These lovely brown leaves, accented with golden bits, smelled mellow and malty with a touch of citrus.  The flavor, too, was mellow and malty, finishing with a ping of astringency--just enough to make it refreshing.  It is gentle for an Assam, less robust, somehow, without cheating on flavor.

My favorite quality was how it became brigher, but not bitter, the longer I brewed it.  I can be a lazy tea drinker, just filling up my pot with leaves and hot water and letting it sit under a cozy for an hour or so.  Prized are the teas that can take such treatment and still taste good.  Sessa/Hajua is a prize in my book.  I rate it a 9.

— To purchase Tealicious Assam Sessa Hajua Estate, 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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