Sree Sibbari Estate SGFTGFOP1 Cl.

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TA88.

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

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

Commercial Description

This Assam is one of the best produced this year and certainly one of the best available in the U.S. The leaves are striking with a profusion of golden tips. The cup is rich and malty with a wine-like hint and an intense flavor.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212ºF, 4-5 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I definitely get that hint of wine in the description! And I got it BEFORE I read the description, so I am pretty happy about that!

I also smelled some honey aromas, but they didn't come through in the flavor. I also smelled something like vanilla. I thought this was an interesting tea, but it had a bitter finish that I didn't like quite so much.

I brewed this western style for my AM tea, but there's still some in the tin, so I may try it with some shorter steeps at slightly lower temps, just for the heck of it. Why not?

Thanks to Alex for sharing!
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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The third of the four rather old Assam samples that I'm reviewing, thanks to one of my friends who gave them to me as she doesn't like Assam.

The dry leaf of this sample is beautiful (the picture Upton provided doesn't do it justice), mostly made of curled golden tips, with little darker leaf. Surprisingly aromatic for a tea that isn't terribly fresh--aroma is very fruity, and also of rye.

Brews up a potent cup with a very pleasant, creamy aroma. Aroma suggests vanilla, fruit, and sweet malt. Very full-bodied, with a slightly tannic finish but a smoother initial sensation on the palate. I sense the "wine-like hint" that Upton alludes to in their description.

There's a peppery quality that I usually associate with Yunnan teas.

I loved this tea and I wish I could have sampled it at its prime. Even as old as it was, it was excellent. It didn't retain its strength all that well through resteeping, but it did retain the fruity and creamy qualities of aroma, which surprised me as it's usually the other way around with strong Assams. I suspect this is due to the high portion of tips in this one, and the mostly-intact nature of the tips in the leaf.
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