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Tchuggin' Okie

(58 reviews)
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Assam Pure from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Dec. 22nd, 2016

Murchie's website touts this Assam as, "especially good where water conditions overpower more delicate teas". As someone who likes strong and unpretentious teas, that caught my attention, even though my well water is good. And it's cool of them to be considerate of folks with poor water and offer a tea supposedly int...

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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Assam Tippy Golden from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 7/10
Dec. 9th, 2016

Wow, this tea was quite satisfying, especially for cold days.

The dried leaf smells good, the aroma is mild but complex, mostly fruity and malty, with hints of spice, dried herbs or portpourri.

The leaves explode in aroma when they are steeped in water and there's a honey-like aroma that is a hallmark of higher g...

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JGS1122

(48 reviews)
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TA89H Assam TGFOP Ghillidary Estate from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Oct. 16th, 2016

My brew had a very dark, deep brown liquor. Good taste with a hint of a smoky after taste. Probably strong enough for milk or sugar for those who indulge. Some lemon might be just the thing.

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NotaClueGal

(3 reviews)
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Assam Black Indian Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 10/10
Sep. 7th, 2016

I love the color of the brewed cup. The rich and robust malty flavor is very pleasing. I typically enjoy this tea with dessert.

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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Organic Assam (Loose) from Harney and Sons

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 8/10
Feb. 25th, 2016

This was my favorite broken-leaf Assam that I've ever tried. Surprisingly sweet and nuanced for a broken-leaf tea, and an excellent price, especially given that it's organic certified.

Dry leaf has a pleasant fruity and malty smell, typical for an Assam but smelling sweeter. Although it's a finely broken tea, the s...

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Total Amateur

(16 reviews)
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Assam Melody from Adagio Teas

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Oct. 18th, 2015

The aroma is grassy and fruity, but it doesn't stand out much. I found that steeping it for 3 minutes made it too watery for my taste. 5 minutes is better, but then the flavor is to some extent dominated by bitterness. I guess the tea just doesn't have much flavor, which is fine -- it's still smooth and comfortable ove...

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Bobby Glanville

(4 reviews)
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Organic Assam from Harney and Sons

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Oct. 8th, 2015

The aroma is mild: you've got to put your nose pretty close to smell anything, and you don't get a whole lot even when you do. But, fear not, it does have some aroma. And that is "mild black tea," right out of central casting.

Low tannins, low bitterness, low astringency, low anything else that makes black tea unpl...

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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Mangalam Full 2014 from Harney and Sons

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Aug. 24th, 2015

A very pleasant tea that I have enjoyed drinking daily. Ever-so-slightly disappointing, but only after trying some of the Kenyan teas sold by Harney, which were cheaper yet which I still liked better. I think had I not bought this in such a batch of top-notch teas, it might have shined a bit brighter. I still thought...

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spaflam

(162 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Tea Forte

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 7/10
Aug. 20th, 2015

Tea Forte is all about packaging and presentation. That said - the actual teas are pretty darned good and their English Breakfast (I got it is part of a variety pack) is just fine. Brews up quickly and RICH and dark - you can get 2 maybe even 3 (although the 3rd will be weaker) infusions from one "elegant sachet".

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dmsharma

(23 reviews)
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Pure Assam Tea Bags from Taylors of Harrogate

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Jul. 16th, 2015

Nice aroma, but a delicate tea, if you add a bit too much water. And as mentioned by earlier reviewer, loses that flavour if not kept sealed.

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JGS1122

(48 reviews)
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TA20: Tippy Orthodox FBOP Assam from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Jul. 4th, 2015

A great Assam. Solid aroma and good flavor. I would purchase it again.

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Total Amateur

(16 reviews)
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Assam Harmony from Adagio Teas

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Jun. 14th, 2015

It reminds me of Adagio's english breakfast, but a little more bitter and with more flavor in general. At first I thought it was overwhelmingly bitter, but I got used to it. It's hearty, with some sweetness. Very astringent. Earthy. Fruity, maybe including a bit of lemon.

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JGS1122

(48 reviews)
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TA18: Langharjan Estate TGFOP1 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Mar. 21st, 2015

Nice color, but very mild flavor.

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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TA30: Tippy Orthodox GBOP Assam from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Mar. 19th, 2015

I had the opportunity to try some top-notch Assams lately, top grades of single estate teas, and this was a much lower grade, broken leaf, and blended, but it was surprisingly good for what it is.

The brewed cup isn't quite as malty as I usually expect for an Assam. It has some pleasant fruity notes in the aroma, a...

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JGS1122

(48 reviews)
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Kalami Assam Indian Tea from Ahmad Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Mar. 7th, 2015

Beautiful color. Good flavor. A solid Assam.

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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Mankota Exotic Assam Black Tea Second Flush from Golden Tips

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Feb. 17th, 2015

An earthy, complex tea whose true colors only seem to come out if brewed strongly.

The leaf of this is well-formed, but mostly dark (darker than suggested by the picture), and it has a strong and deep aroma, like a classic or typical Assam but with more complexity, more earthy and vegetal.

Produces a cup with a p...

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Halmari Gold Assam Black Tea Second Flush (Clonal) from Golden Tips

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Feb. 3rd, 2015

Golden Tips describes this on their website as a pretty exceptional tea, and I think it fully lived up to the description.

The dry leaf, beautifully curled and full of bright orange tip, is the most aromatic of any Assam I've encountered, with an intensely malty aroma, suggesting rye malt, and spicy as well.

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Assam Boisahabi Malty Second Flush from TeaGschwendner

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Jan. 10th, 2015

A very enjoyable, almost prototypical Assam, but of very good quality. Another of the many samples recently brought back to me from Germany.

Dry leaf aromatic, but doesn't quite betray the true beauty of this tea.

Upon brewing, produces a richly aromatic cup, full-bodied, and with both warming and cooling qualit...

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JGS1122

(48 reviews)
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TA25: Satrupa Estate TGOF from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Dec. 26th, 2014

Dark brown liquor. Mild flavor and aroma. A bit "anemic" for my taste. I never use milk or sugar, I think this tea would be overwhelmed by either.

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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Orthodox STGFOP from Ghograjan Tea Estate

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Dec. 21st, 2014

Singular among Assams, in its smoothness and unusual vegetal characters.

Dry leaf is not very aromatic, having a faint aroma of malt and fruit, but looks beautifully formed, with intact wiry, twisted leaf with golden tips.

Upon brewing, becomes pleasantly aromatic. Aroma is highly vegetal among Assam teas, remin...

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Assam from Joseph Wesley Black Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 5/10
Nov. 26th, 2014

The first tea from Joseph Wesley to truly disappoint. The disparity in quality from the other teas is striking.

Recognizable as an Assam, but uninteresting. Dry leaf is not very aromatic, mostly of dried fruit.

Upon brewing, produces a dark cup that is only weakly aromatic, mostly of malt and dried fruit. Flav...

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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Assam SFTGBOP Tonga Second Flush from TeaGschwendner

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Nov. 1st, 2014

I'm having mixed feelings about this tea. Initially the smell was amazing, the dry leaf had a complex and spicy aroma. I wasn't as excited about the smell of the tea once it was brewed, the smell lost all of it's spice tones and reminded me of most basic black teas. The taste was pretty basic as well and also remind...

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Alex Zorach

(1251 reviews)
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Assam SFTGBOP Tonga Second Flush from TeaGschwendner

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Oct. 31st, 2014

A sample from the store in Regensburg, Germany. Thank you for the sample!

Dry leaf has a remarkable aroma, strong, spicy and fruity, reminiscent of potpourri. The smell of the dry leaf is incredibly pleasant, and is what I liked most about this tea, although the rest was enjoyable too.

The brewed cup is much mo...

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Tee Pyramide Assam BOP Bio from Heimbs

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 8/10
Oct. 26th, 2014

Served at the Carolaschlösschen, the cafe on the Carolasee in the Großer Garten, Dresden, Germany. The most expensive cup of tea I had in Germany (at 4 Euro) but a contender for the best.

This was a very potent Assam, edgy, but with a rich aroma. Strongly malty, with notes of dried fruit. This would be an excel...

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Brytta Sóþword

(266 reviews)
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Assam from Two Leaves Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 6/10
Oct. 5th, 2014

Not bad for a black tea. Detected a little bitterness in the finish, but it wasn't off putting. Also smelled and tasted subtly raisin-like. Not bad, but not outstanding and not my personal favorite style of tea--especially given that it's rather pricey.

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