Assam Golden Fancy will likely be out of stock until at least mid-to-late February 2021, and may not return at all. The recent lots that have been sent to us for our inventory have not matched the samples that we had approved, so the tea cannot be sold as Golden Fancy. This has been unbelievably frustrating for us, as this tea has had many loyal followers over the years, but few Assam producers seem to be manufacturing the style of leaf that the Golden Fancy was for so many decades. We have not given up on being able to source this tea, but in all honesty, we do not expect it to return any time soon. So we have taken it out of the active listing. rjh 12.3.2020
Golden Fancy is a rich, mouth-filling Assam. Malty and smooth, it is delicious plain but can also be drunk with milk in the Western tradition. Slightly more brisk in the cup than our Assam Tippy Breakfast, it has a delightful ‘pull’ that is reminiscent of a citrus note.
Assam Golden Fancy is one of our most popular teas, especially among those who prefer a hearty but bright tea. Our current lot is a classic small-leaf orthodox manufacture, bright and malty. It is a wonderful example of a 2nd Flush Assam, with its full body and slight briskness – perfect for those who add a touch of milk to their cup or who enjoy an Assam with a touch of snap.
For those who prefer a larger-leaf Assam black tea, we have several that are significantly larger-leafed than the Golden Fancy and the Tippy Breakfast. These teas can be found, along with our CTC offerings, in our full listing of Assam Teas.