Our newest addition to the tea line is from Two Leaves and a Bud. Fair trade, organic, kosher, gluten free and wonderful. Assam, like Darjeeling, is named for the region in India where it is grown. As a tea, it has some wonderful qualities. It has a darker, richer flavor with a hint of malty goodness. It produces a medium caffeine and you need to steep this one a bit longer. The box recommended 4 minutes and they are right. It’s a beautiful color orange/copper with an earthy but not acidic flavor. It could stand alone or stand up to a bit of cream and sugar. Either way, it’s good.
This could replace a morning cup of coffee for the flavor and richness, but I need a bit more jolt to get going. I like this version because it’s the whole tea leaf in a sachet bag so you get the benefit of whole leaf tea with the convenience of a bag. I’ll be “testing” this one often.