Marangi Estate FTGFOP1 (Formerly TA49)

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TA84.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Golaghat, Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 11, 2018

Commercial Description

When we cupped this selection we knew we were sampling one of the finest Assam teas of the season. The rich liquor is thick, with pleasing malty notes, the hallmark of a fine Assam. The carefully crafted leaves have an abundance of golden tips. A selection perfectly suited for a bracing morning cup or a rich afternoon treat.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212°F, 5 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Another of the old samples my friend Naomi gave to me. The dry leaf of this sample, mostly dark with a few orangish tips, had little aroma left, which made me wonder if it was more stale.

Upon brewing though, a stronger aroma came out. Brews up a bold, dark cup, with just the right amount of tannins to make it edgy without making it too bitter or astringent. Up-front, the aroma is typical for a strong Assam: malty with some tones of dried fruit.

I find the aroma comes out more as the cup cools; then I notice some more vegetal notes and a fleeting hint of wintergreen.

I get the sense that this tea is far past its prime; I'd be curious to have tried it closer to harvest and packing. It doesn't seem to have held its flavor and nuance as well as the sample from Duflating estate that I just reviewed. I will say, even if it was a little flat and had lost some of its complexity, it still made for very pleasant drinking.

I did find this tea retained its strength in a second steeping better than the Duflating estate's sample, and better than most Assams.
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