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Difflugia

(84 reviews)
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Assam Tea from 24 Mantra Organic

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 9th, 2018

I bought this tea as a grey market item from a nearby Indian grocery store. Lately, I've tried and enjoyed a number of teas from Indian brands and this one is no exception.

As far as appearance, the dry CTC "crumbs" are larger and slightly lighter in color than those of most other CTC teas. The brewing tea reminds m...

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Alex Zorach

(1387 reviews)

Assam FTGFOP1 Tonganagaon from Socra Tea Detroit

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

79 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 27th, 2018

A fairly typical Assam of slightly-above-average quality. This was one of four teas we tried on our recent visit to Socra Tea Detroit, a great cafe and tea shop that I recommend checking out if you're in the area.

I've now tried three teas from Tonganagaon estate, a tea garden in upper Assam that seems to produce sm...

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JGS1122

(64 reviews)
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Assam from Mark T. Wendell

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

75 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 3rd, 2018

A nice earthy aroma. Deep amber liquor. Strong malty flavor.

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Assam - Beesakopie Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 31st, 2018

The aroma has a slight earthy with hint of chocolate smell. Taste is clean without a strong after taste, slight hint of honey, smooth and mild. Nice amber color. I made it 'strong' with heaping teaspoons and 5 minute steep. This will be easy to drink all day. I never use milk or sugar.

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Tchuggin' Okie

(184 reviews)
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Chai Classic (Formerly Organic Tazo Chai) from Tazo Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India

74 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Oct. 30th, 2018

Bags of this tea came from a conference's coffee-break session, alongside a bunch of other Tazo and Bigelow teas that I mostly have tried already. Somehow, despite liking chai a lot, I hadn't had this one yet. It's a keeper—not the best chai I've chugged, but very satisfying, robust, and sharp. My wife likes to pa...

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Evertiro

(55 reviews)
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Assam Black Tea Bags from Mana Organics

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 16th, 2018

The flavor of this tea reminded me of something from my first sip, but what eluded me for quite a while. It wasn't until I actually sat down and read the official description that I finally figured out what it was. The Mana Organics website indicates that it is "a blend of malt and sweet." This description couldn't be ...

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JGS1122

(64 reviews)
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Tonganagaon Broken from Harney and Sons

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 28th, 2018

Nice deep amber liquor, very pleasant aroma and taste. This is a great every day tea. Good flavor makes it easy to sip all day. I will be buying more in the future.

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Alex Zorach

(1387 reviews)
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Ramanugger Estate FTGFOP1 Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Karbi Anglong, Assam, India

74 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 21st, 2018

I specifically sought this tea out because it was from a region of Assam that is a little higher-altitude, and from where I hadn't previously tried any teas. Interestingly, it did taste a little more like a Darjeeling and other high-grown Himalayan region teas. Although I thought it was a very good tea, I liked it less...

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Alex

(45 reviews)
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Royal Golden Assam from Octavia Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Assam, India

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
May. 6th, 2018

While the dry leaves have a more mildly fruity generic black tea sort of smell, the brewed tea has a wonderfully sweet aroma of figs and raisins, and a similar taste. It's actually hard to taste anything else because of the strength of those notes: there's a background earthiness or something to add some substance and ...

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Alex Zorach

(1387 reviews)
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Assam Nokhroy Estate Black Tea (STGSOP1) from Simpson & Vail

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

91 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 17th, 2018

This was a wonderfully smooth-flavored Assam, yet with good strength and complexity, and a great price. Thank you to Simpson & Vail for this sample!

Dry leaf, which is fine, curly, and has a moderate amount of golden tip, has an interesting aroma, initially there's a slight burned quality, suggestive of candle wax, ...

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Marangi Estate TGFOP1 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Golaghat, Assam, India

75 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 12th, 2018

A subdued but rather strange Assam tea, muted in flavor and with a few off qualities.

This tea was kind of fascinating to review because I just tried a tea of a higher grade, from the same estate, from a different company, Simpson & Vail. I was surprised at how different the teas were. The difference of adding that ...

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Trailesque

(18 reviews)
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Season's Pick Assam GFOP Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

75 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 6th, 2018

Nutty and flavorful, but still pleasantly smooth. A good Assam imo.

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Daisajan Estate TGFOP1 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

65 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 4th, 2018

A fairly mild and smooth Assam, with noticeable iron-like tannin notes.

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Hattialli Estate GTGFOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Dibrugarh, Assam, India

55 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 3rd, 2018

Fairly bland and inoffensive, with a cereal-like flavor. Not bad.

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Doomni Estate FTGFOP1 Cl from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Baksa, Assam, India

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 2nd, 2018

Mine was called Doomni Estate Black Tea, but it has the same number as what is on here. A smooth, lightly nutty Assam. Good.

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Alex Zorach

(1387 reviews)
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Assam Marangi Estate Black Tea (FTGFOP1) from Simpson & Vail

Style: Assam – Region: Golaghat, Assam, India

88 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 27th, 2018

This tea had a sublime combination of smoothness and depth characteristic of top-quality teas. The flavor was exceptional but the aroma a little weak and less interesting. Thank you to Simpson & Vail for the sample!

Very curly-looking leaf, beautiful, with a very large portion of orange tips (more than in the compa...

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Doomni Estate TGBOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Baksa, Assam, India

92 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 19th, 2018

This is my type of Assam. An intensely strong tea with a brisk, refreshing character and a satisfying depth. Requires care in brewing though; this tea can become unpleasantly bitter and sour if steeped too long.

Dry leaf, broken but with ample golden tips, is lightly aromatic, malty, and pleasant.

Upon brewing t...

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Kingly Assam Summer Natural Traditional Black from TEAORB

Style: Assam – Region: Darrang, Assam, India

91 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 16th, 2018

A singular tea, very different from other black teas I've tried: very bold in flavor, yet with a deeper, darker character a bit like ripened Pu-erh.

This tea stood out from TEAORB's other samples. Thanks again to Bahniman and TEAORB for the sample! It was a broken-leaf orthodox tea, the only one sold by the compan...

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Doomni Estate TGFOP1 Cl. from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Baksa, Assam, India

90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 15th, 2018

This was a very pleasant Assam, with a slightly more bready character, but otherwise what I expect from an Assam. A good, strong breakfast tea with a smoother than average flavor and some aromatic complexity.

Dry leaf smells pleasant, soft, slightly bready. Unlike some of the other teas, this one looks exactly like...

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Jsd Assam Summer Organic Artisanal Green Tea from TEAORB

Style: Assam Green – Region: Udalguri, Assam, India

49 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
Feb. 12th, 2018

Another summer Assam green that I was not a fan of and found difficult to appreciate. Thank you TEAORB for the sample!

Dry leaf has a strong aroma of wood resin, like pine, and lightly smoky, almost a little rubbery. The leaf smell is a bit harsh in the way raw Pu-erh that has not been aged can be, and I'm not sur...

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Cissy

(13 reviews)
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Korangani Assam Breakfast Tea from TEAORB

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

85 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 9th, 2018

One of my favorite breakfast assams, robust and energizing. I brewed it for about 5 minutes, and then was even able to resteep it. It's hearty but fragrant although I can't pinpoint the specific aromas. You feel the tannins but they aren't harsh. A great tea to get you out of bed on a cold morning.

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Saimo Assam Spring Organic Artisanal Black from TEAORB

Style: Assam – Region: Tinsukia, Assam, India

65 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 5th, 2018

I like this full-bodied tea, with its earthy, almost oakey aroma, for breakfast on cold mornings. If you like good, robust Assams, this is a great choice for you.

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Heather J.

(28 reviews)
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Girindra Assam Spring Organic Factory Black from TEAORB

Style: Assam – Region: Bongaigaon, Assam, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 4th, 2018

I would drink this every morning, it's just so good. Pleasant but nondescript. Smooth tasting, medium body. This tea is not very astringent. I dislike astringent things. It's worth the price. Tastes just as good resteeped.

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Alex Zorach

(1387 reviews)
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Korangani Assam Breakfast Tea from TEAORB

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

82 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 28th, 2018

An above-average CTC tea for a good price. Another of TEAORB's samples, thank you!

The dry leaf is aromatic but the smell is a bit abrasive. It reminds me of the Assam from Quik Tea.

Upon brewing though, the aroma becomes much richer, heartier, and softer. There are notes of cocoa. I really love the flavor an...

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Chilarai Assam Spring Organic Factory Black from TEAORB

Style: Assam – Region: Dhubri, Assam, India

82 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 15th, 2018

This tea had some strange and different subtleties, but was mellow overall. Thank you to TEAORB for the sample!

The leaf is beautiful, very delicate, wiry black leaves with a hint of golden tips. It is fragile and brittle, and breaks easily. TEAORB describes its aroma as that of "pine". It doesn't quite smell lik...

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