Vahdam Assam Exotic Black Tea, 阿萨姆邦异域风情红茶, Ā Sà Mǔ Bāng Yì Yù Fēng Qíng Hóng Chá;
#TodaysTea, #今天的茶, Spring 2019; var. Assamica; single origin, Assam, India; hand picked, blended #blacktea; elev. various.
Infusion: 2g in 180ml for 3-5min.@90-95deg. C
Liquor: deep amber to red colour with a spicy, floral aroma hinting of vanilla and cinnamon;
Mouthfeel/Taste: peppery tingle, vaguely salty, slightly astringent, mildly moderate texture and creaminess, finishing with a late hint of sweetness;
Flavour: spicy, vegetal like canned tomato soup, hints of ginger and cinnamon;
Opinion: This is an assertive #Tea that if brewed strong is aggressively tannic, at lighter strengths it is bold and spicy with a sense of earthiness underneath. It stands on its own all by itself. A good breakfast tea.