Tea: Sessa 'B' Estate STGFOP1(S)

An Assam from Upton Tea Imports

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Sessa 'B' Estate STGFOP1(S)
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Assam
Region:Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Sessa 'B' Estate STGFOP1(S)

AromaFlavorValueTotal
4 of 103 of 54 of 553 of 100
MediocreFairGood Value

This is a whole-leaf tea but I was less impressed with it relative to other broken-leaf teas I have tried lately.

Brewed as instructed, this is a strong Assam with a classic flavor profile, malty, tannic, slightly savory. I find Upton's description made me expect a smoother tea than this is.

Some Assams have the complexity of their aroma come out if you brew them with a briefer brewing time, but I found that this one is just blander when brewed this way. I recommend going with the full 5 minutes.

This tea has an extremely malty aroma that may be too intense for some people. I found that if you use water just a notch under boiling, it tones down the maltiness a bit. In the end though, I failed to get really excited about this one. It just seemed like a typical, strong cup of black tea.

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