Tippy Orthodox GBOP Assam

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TA30.

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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

A classic, fine broken-leaf Assam with smooth, malty notes and a rich, mellow finish. Takes milk very well.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212ºF, 3-4 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I had the opportunity to try some top-notch Assams lately, top grades of single estate teas, and this was a much lower grade, broken leaf, and blended, but it was surprisingly good for what it is.

The brewed cup isn't quite as malty as I usually expect for an Assam. It has some pleasant fruity notes in the aroma, and only a hint of malt. It is surprisingly fresh and light, with a hint of aromatic notes I expect more in high-grown teas than in Assam. Flavor is very bold, with a moderate bitterness all the way through, but also a strong savory flavor. Edgy.

Upton recommends brewing 3-4 minutes; I think this is a bit on the long side. This tea infuses quickly and 3 minutes is the most I'd recommend, I think 1-2 is good if you don't want a very strong cup.

I was able to resteep this tea once, especially if using a shorter first steep, but the second cup wasn't quite as complex or satisfying.

Good price. Compare to Ahmad Tea's Barooti Assam, my mainstay among broken-leaf Assams...that tea is a similar broken grade, much cheaper, but I think not quite as complex or robust. I think it would be worth paying more for this blend.
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Nice deep reddish brown liquor. I'd say a wonderful every day Assam. The price is right. The loose tea has a great aroma and inviting appearance. For the price you can't go wrong. It would be fantastic for anyone making their special blends.
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