This smooth, malty infusion is the perfect alternative to coffee. Assam Gold can be steeped multiple times while retaining its flavor. Golden in color, this import from Northern India is a thick, comfortable black tea brew that warms and energizes after a tough, bitter, cold day.
Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves
Leaf Type: Black
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Serving Size: 1-2 teaspoons per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 205°F
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
I mentioned a while back that I've been working on a few projects around the house that we've been putting off. Hopefully I'll get back to fun things like cooking and posting recipes soon, but these are all things that can't really wait any longer. It's getting harder and harder to get any work done sitting at the kitchen table, so it's about time I put our basement back together and set up my office. Since my mom had a few days off work for Spring break she volunteered entertain my son while I toil away in the basement finishing up a few of my least favorite projects.
I hate anything having to do with drywall. It's always a messy project and involves climbing up on a ladder. I'm not so fond of heights and in my typical klutzy fashion I managed to slip on some drywall mud, fall off the ladder, and hit every rung on the way down before landing on my butt. Thanks to my little accident I'm stuck on the couch icing down my knee so it doesn't resemble a softball when I wake up in the morning. I'll be keeping today's review short so I can go back to nursing my wounds.
Today we have Assam Gold from the Persimmon Tea Tree Company. It's the kind of tea I like to serve guests because it has a nice smooth flavor without any of the bitterness or astringency that my non-tea drinking guests dislike. It's not the type of tea you'll find me drinking late at night, instead I prefer it as an early morning tea or afternoon pick-me-up. It does pack a bit of a caffeine induced punch. Overall I think this is a great everyday tea that will suit a lot of tastes.
My Rating: 78/100
Would I order this again? Possibly. This has been a favorite of my recent houseguests, but there are other Assam teas I enjoy more.
In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that The Persimmon Tree Tea Company has provided me with tea for review. As always, all opinions are my own.