Bootlegger Black 2018 - Dark & Malty Assam Black

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2018 Bootlegger Black - Dark & Malty Assam Black
Khongea Estate — Sivasagar, Assam, India

A black tea for the hardy, rough-cut folk, bound to keep you up for long jobs. One of our best-selling black teas, you can't disagree with a good assam black, and we have the best one for a most reasonable price. Sourced from the Khongea Estate, this black has rich malty notes and a smooth dark body with a medium-light overall astringency level. Very pleasant, needs no milk or sugar, but certainly won't say no to either!

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
  • Steep for 2:30, strain leaves, and enjoy!
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra two minutes!
    • Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!


  • ETP-Certified Indian Assam black tea