Tea: Assam Tea Bags

An Assam from Taylors of Harrogate

Picture of Assam Tea Bags
Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Assam
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
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Review of Assam Tea Bags

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 104 of 54 of 568 of 100
Very GoodGoodGood Value

The dry tea has almost no odor at all. The teabag smells slightly woody, which could either be from the tea or the paper. The tea looks to be CTC pellets that were ground up further. I wonder if the "Pure Assam" that this tea seems to have replaced was orthodox tea and that's the difference.

This tea smells tannic and leafy with a hint of old, damp wood. The flavor is nice, being milder than most Assam CTC teas, especially those sold in India. The maltiness, bitterness, and astringency are evenly balanced. The flavor is tannic with the bitterness on the sides of the tongue and a raisin sweetness. There's a bit of woody sweetness as well, like sucking on a hardwood toothpick. It's pleasant and mellow without being insipid. Though it isn't as complex or well-rounded as loose leaf Assams, it's very good for a bagged tea.

Twenty 2.5g teabags sell for $4.50, slightly more than other grocery store brands. If choosing a bagged tea, this Assam tea is worth the price.

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Comments:

Tchuggin' Okie wrote:
on May 17th, 2020

Interesting! I wonder what the difference is between this offering and the Taylor's "Pure Assam" I drank and reviewed a few years ago, and whether this is a different tea, or the same stuff, repackaged. Better get the missus to rekindle her taste for whole Assams...she's big into Ahmad English #1 right now. ;-)

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