So over Christmas, I was gifted a "breakfast basket" of sorts from Davidson's. Snuggled in it was a box of English Breakfast tea (bagged) which they're calling an Indian Assam. Last night was cold here in N. Carolina - perfect time to try it.
Unwrapped: Smelled of strong fruit, with a slight floral note.
Now the package said 3-5 minutes. I tested it at 3,4, and finally settled on the full 5.
5 min, 6 oz. water: Bag had been removed, and the liquid was a deep brown with a very strong fruit, almost wine scent. Taste confirmed it. Pleasantly enough, for a bagged tea, no bitterness....yet! Full, smooth, robust, wine-like with a hint of vanilla. Slight bitterness on aftertaste. Overall, I liked it.
I had noticed that Davidson's had what they're calling loose leaf - and I'm particularly attracted to the Earl Grey. Anyone have any experience with these folks?
Peace, love, and tea -