justbeyondutopia wrote:He is definitely an avid tea-drinker currently. My parents, quite awhile back, switched from coffee to tea for the health benefits of tea (and lack thereof in coffee.) and my dad has still always liked a very robust tea. So he isn't new to tea or unfamiliar with tea, so I think if Assam is pretty robust it could definitely suit him. Of course with loose tea you can also make it as strong or weak as you like, so I'm just looking for, on average, the strongest.
Like your dad, I was a heavy coffee drinker before making the transition to tea many years ago. Indian black tea and Chinese red tea became my natural go-to favorites. Although I drink mostly Japanese greens and Chinese/Taiwanese oolongs these days, I still get a craving for a nice stout dark cup. I believe the Assam Harmony is a single estate, whole-leaf grade Assam, so it will be a quality tea. I'd also second what Chip said about Keemun tea. Adagio has some pretty good Keemun tea, although I've not tried the one from the Masters Series. Maybe you could get him one + a few samples.