Barooti Assam (Broken Leaf with Golden Tips)

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Brand:Ahmad Tea
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Barooti Assam (Broken Leaf with Golden Tips) - Buy on Amazon*

This tea's info last updated: Aug. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

A premium blend of Golden Broken Assam Leaf tea from the best gardens of the picturesque Brahmaputra Valley in Northern India. Producing a strong cup of tea with a rich flavour and colour.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
(66 reviews) on

My local Indian Market was out of the Ahmad Kalami Assam, so I picked this one up instead. Quite different in flavor and aroma, but still an excellent value.

Brewed at 3 to 4 minutes maximum, and you get a bold, robust flavor and aroma, but with less complexity and maltiness than the Kalami Assam. The color is extremely dark and rich, while the flavor was less so. Good, but not great.

I would try this in a Masala Chai, but you need to brew longer when spices are added, and I am afraid this tea would just be too bitter. Will try it iced or in a Tea Punch sometime later in the week.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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I was really impressed by the strength of this tea, especially since I was craving a coffee and given this as a substitute (no coffee on hand today!). While it wasn't as meaty as coffee, I found the brew to have a strong dark flavor that was nearly just as good. As usual, I'm equally impressed by the reasonable price. I would definitely drink this tea again!
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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Yet another high-quality loose-leaf tea from Ahmad, for a very reasonable price. I was surprised that Ahmad sells this alongside their Kalami Assam, which is a whole-leaf tea in a similar price range. This tea was very different, so I can understand how they'd carry both, but I didn't like it as much.

The cup has a very dark color and has a slightly malty character, some cocoa-like tones, and a bit of fruitiness. Pretty typical for an Assam, significantly less aromatic than the best teas though.

Ahmad recommends an 8 minute infusion, but this comes out very strong, and too bitter and astringent for me. This tea infuses slower than expected for broken-leaf, but not that slow. I prefer a 3-5 minute infusion.

Although I thought this was a solid tea and I'd gladly recommend it, I preferred all the other loose-leaf offerings from Ahmad Tea. I particularly recommend the Ceylon Tea or the Kalami Assam, but the Ceylon OPA was more similar to this one and I also preferred that tea--similarly dark, with more of the cocoa tones, and less astringency and bitterness.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I like this tea. It's dark, strong, and brews quickly. It's not too bitter. I added cream and sugar.
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