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    The Persimmon Tree Assam Gold

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: dark, twisted with lots of golden tips Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown There’s nothing quite like an Assam, especially first thing in the morning. I can see why this one was called Assam Gold because the leaves had a ton of golden tips. It’s debatable whether or not that affects the taste at all but I’m a sucker for pretty leaves. Aromatic, brisk and malty are all words that I would use to describe this tea. It was earthy and nutty with just a hint of floral sweetness. The mouth-feel…