Friday, February 27, 2015

Forté Breakfast Tea - Assam

 My morning cup of tea today is fromTea forté.
This  organic black tea is named Forté Breakfast.
The description on the package says, 
"this connoisseur grade,whole leaf Assam is from the Sewpur estate.
Brews a full-bodied, malty cup with a smooth finish.  
Complimented with milk and sugar."
 I purchased a Tea forté Single Steeps "pre-portioned loose leaf teas"
variety pack containing 15 "brews." 
 Each individual pack of tea is pre-measured to be steeped 
with 12 oz. boiling water for 3 - 5 minutes.  
 I used a mug-sized infuser for this 12 oz. steeping
 The five minute steep was a little too strong for my taste.
I can understand why all the Brits use milk in this Assam.  


Patsy said...

Want to ask you a question? I have been drinking tea hot and cold for a long time. Do you squeeze your tea bag when you remove it? I have and now I read remove bag (but no squeezing please.
What is the best to do?

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I like a strong tea but 5 minutes for me is 2 minutes too long. : - )

I seldom use tea bags, but if I do I never squeeze. I heard years ago that was bad form - though I daresay it makes a mess. I love those tea holders that catch the drippy excess tea then.
(In my answer to your first commentor.)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Rosemary said...

My morning started with a cup of Assam also - from the Halmari Estate. It was a good way to start the day!

Joy said...

Love your mug! I tend to find that steeping most teas 5 minutes is a little too long for my taste - but we never know until we try!

Angela McRae said...

I've tried these single size Tea Forte teas before and really enjoyed them. Love your mug! ;)


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