Assam Malt, 2nd Flush 2018
The Assam in our collection comes from Chardwar Estate in Assam; an organic estate owned by Gautam and his family. The finest Assam teas are picked in the 2nd flush. That’s the May/June season. It’s when the desirable malty notes are at their best.
This Assam is rich, full bodied, and malty. This is the tea to drink if you enjoy strong black teas in the morning. Indeed, the best part of a breakfast blend is usually the Assam component; although blends usually include lesser seasons rather than a pure 2nd flush. A tea like this is also a classic match for cake and other patisserie. We chose this batch for its depth of flavour, very malty character, and lovely dry tannins.
Storage and Ageing
When infusing, use 3g (1 tsp) per 150ml (a teacup or glass). Infuse with water just off the boil (90C) for 3 mins. If you prefer a stronger tea, you can use more leaf (adds intensity) or infuse for longer (increased tannins).
Store in a cool dry place. Assam change character with time. They are very good young and fresh but we prefer them after about a year. You can drink this for up to 5 years from pick (May 2018).