Description: This superlative selection has a stunning leaf appearance, characterized by a predominance of golden tips, interspersed with some fine leaf. The tea is special for its appearance, but it is even more unique for its outstanding flavor. The refined cup is hearty and malty, with a rich, creamy mouth-feel. A portion of this lot was reserved for service at the exclusive Taj Hotel Group in India.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 212° (boiling) Steep Time: 4-5 min.
Average of customer reviews submitted during the last year: ; No. of reviews: 3 Dry Leaf Appearance and Feel: Very Good, Infused Leaf Aroma and Appearance: Very Good, Infused Liquor Flavor: Very Good, Overall Value: Good
from Berkeley, CA (United States)
(6/28/2014) Dry Leaf: Excellent,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Excellent,
"No surprise at the price, in my view, this really is the best quality Assam in Upton's current lineup. (Being a fan of Assam, I sample most of their mid to high priced Assam teas)." Michael Sakasegawa
(1/26/2014) Dry Leaf: Excellent,
Infused Leaf: Very Good, Liquor: Excellent,
"A wonderful, rich tea, flavorful yet very smooth. The malt is present but not overpowering, and there is also a nice cocoa note. Full-bodied, velvety mouth-feel. My current favorite Assam." C Nieves
(10/29/2014) Dry Leaf: Not my cup,
Infused Leaf: Good, Liquor: Not my cup,
Not my cup
"The only remarkable thing about this tea is the price. There are many other teas that are superior in flavor and complexity that I have ordered from Upton at a fraction of the price."
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."