OPINION: Assam Orangajuli TGFOP

Posted: December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I like the idea of Assam teas when I need a real hard hitter of a tea but so far my experience with them has been a little bit hit and miss. Here I tried an Orangajuli – brewed just off the boil for around three and  a half minutes.

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As I was nearing the end of the pack, this was brewed with the smaller particles of tea that remained but earlier brews had a lovely mixture of dark brown wiry leaves and lovely golden coloured dried tips.

 

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Brewing gave that typical malty aroma you usually associate with an Assam but upon trying it I really didn’t like it.

 

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Whilst a lovely amber-red colour, upon tasting it the astringency hits you really hard and this is very sharp and quite bitter tasting. I found that I couldn’t drink any more so the remainder got thrown away. If this isn’t an issue for you in terms of your tea tastes but for me this was an Assam I would not buy again.

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