Assam is my preferred tea and I have been drinking Belseri from another supplier but this is no longer available so I went looking for a malty alternative. In the week since it arrived I’ve tried different quantities of tea, different infusion times from 3 mins to 5 and different water temperatures from boiling to just off the boil but I have to say none of them has hit the mark for me. A smaller quantity of tea, water off the boil and brewed for 3 mins works best but it doesn’t make a strong malty cup, there's no brightness and I don’t find it refreshing. There is also another peculiar taste to the tea which I haven’t encountered in Assam before. So, in all, it’s back to the search for me.
One of the more subtle Assams here
A delightful cup of tea provided the brew temperature and time are right not to mention the correct amount of tea per cup