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
# Ratings:2 View All

Review of Assam Tea Bags

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

Taylor's has/had a "Pure Assam". Does the absence of that adjective here make this one "impure" by default? :-)

Seriously, I don't know if "Assam Tea" is the same as "Pure Assam", repackaged and rebranded, or a parallel offering. It has been a few years since I tried and reviewed "Pure Assam", so I can't compare them side by side, but from what I recall, and in looking over that old review, they are remarkably similar. Even the circumstances are similar: my wife ordered a box to restock her Assam assortment, and I nabbed some to drink and review. These words in the other review can apply here, verbatim:

"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." So...same rating!

I do like this tea. It darkens the water deeply and quickly, and has a thick, rich body. The squeezed wet bag keeps a mild but pleasant aroma to breathe through, as well. I've had better Assams, but not very many. Cup's up...enjoy!

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