Kalami Assam Indian Tea
A premium blend of golden tippy long leaf Assam from the best gardens of the Brahmaputra Valley in northern India. Produces a tasteful cup with balanced color & flavor.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 5 reviewsBeautiful color. Good flavor. A solid Assam.
I really liked this tea - for its price it is really a steal! I was suprised to find out that this tea is less expensive than Lipton, it definitely gives you more - I would definitely choose this as a staple basic tea to have around the house.
The aroma is a tad smoky. It has a crisp, strong flavor. I like it. I added cream and sugar.
Alex Zorach (1274 reviews) on Oct. 20th, 2011
This tea offers extraordinary quality for its price! I bought a pound of it for $6.15 at a middle-eastern grocery store. It is large pieces of broken leaves.
Dry leaf has a rich and complex aroma: malty, spicy, herbaceous, and floral. Has a strong warming quality.
Ahmad recommends a very long steeping time, 8 minutes, and after considerable experimentation, I find I agree with them. This tea is very slow to infuse and loses much of its complexity if only brewed for 3-4 minutes.
Brewed for 8 minutes, aroma is very complex: there is some of the typical Assam maltiness, but many other qualities as well. A hint of rice, suggestive of high-grown Ceylons, and suggestions of dried fruit, reminiscent of a Keemun.
Flavor is also complex: significantly sweet, but also significantly bitter, somewhat sour, and savory as well. Fairly astringent on the palate. Very full-bodied.
If brewed for only 3-4 minutes, this tea is considerably lighter in body and less astringent, and the aroma is much less complex, but it is still enjoyable.
If you paid more, you could probably get a smoother tea, with similar qualities and much less astringency. But this tea is delightful to drink. If you want a budget tea that is top-notch for its price, this one is the way to go.
Linda Martin (50 reviews) on Oct. 12th, 2011
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