Tea: Pure Assam Tea Bags

An Assam from Taylors of Harrogate

Picture of Pure Assam Tea Bags
Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Assam
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:3 View All
Product page:Pure Assam Tea Bags

Review of Pure Assam Tea Bags

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 104 of 54 of 573 of 100
Very GoodGoodGood Value

This will work. My wife ordered this brand on sale when her usual Assam ran out, and likes it--bearing a more delicate palate than I, she coerces 3 cups from a bag. As with most bagged teas, I drop one in a bigger cup, and steep for more than 5 minutes while occasionally stirring and swishing the bag around with a spoon back and forth in the water, to sweep out the most molecules of flavor possible. Amid such treatment, the tea gets extraordinarily dark, out of proportion to its medium-strong flavor.

While it's not the best Assam I've had ("best" with me being synonymous with "strongest"), it's worth the price, with a reasonably robust, somewhat malty flavor that I've learned is to be expected from a tea of this origin. Not overly bitter, either...firm and flavorful, yet mellow at the same time. I won't raid her stash (lower case "s", as opposed to the tea brand), but will accept her invitation to tea when Taylor's Assam is involved.

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