Tea: Harmutty Estate STGFOP1S

An Assam from Upton Tea Imports

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Assam
Region:Lakhimpur, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:1 View All

Review of Harmutty Estate STGFOP1S

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6 of 103 of 54 of 560 of 100
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A very strong Assam, stronger than Upton's description makes it sound. Very full flavor: fairly bitter, slightly sour, very savory, and even slightly salty. Aroma is spicy, suggesting allspice and black pepper. Also a bit smoky, with some fruity tones as well. Peppery finish.

Interesting, but a bit too strong for me, especially flavor-wise, brewed as instructed. I settled on using a little more leaf than recommended, but only steeping for 90 seconds or less. I found that this brewing method brought out some of the nuances of aroma, in a way that they were less obscured by the strong and heavy qualities of the flavor.

I imagine this tea could make an outstanding base for a masala chai.

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