Cardamon Tea (Cardamom Tea, Loose)
Quality Broken Orange Pekoe Tea chosen from the best teas of Sri Lanka and other countries, lightly flavoured with candamon. A tea of excellent colour, taste, and aroma.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 6 reviewssmells kind of musty...slight little burn in the nose...1.5 tsp were in my pot for 4 mins...give the perfect amount of bold flavor...taste is like a smooth black tea but a little boring...not quite as good as it cools...decent but not exciting...longer steeping seems to pick up more bitterness (or perhaps its the lower temp)
2nd pot was 2 tsp for 4 mins...dropped rating just a bit (3 rating points)...very neutral tea
One of my very favorite teas, robust, hearty, with a subtle cardamom flavor that is not overwhelming. I like this tea brewed strong in the morning but occasionally drink it in mid-afternoon as well. It makes a nice gift as well, since many people haven't tried it.
This tea is fantastic, absolutely fantastic! I might be more than a little partial since Cardamon is possibly my favorite spice to add to tea with sharp competition with Star Anise.
The aroma is a very pleasing blend of the spice and smooth base tea, neither overpower the other.
The same can be said about the taste, neither taste overwhelms the other and it is wonderful.
As usual, I am impressed with how reasonably priced Ahmad Teas can be! This tea was a great buy, with a subtle flavor of cardamom and smooth texture. I didn't find the cardamom taste overpowering at all, although the dried leaf did smell heavily of it!
I really liked this tea when I first tried it, but I got tired of it after a while. I didn't really know what I thought of cardamom before trying it, but now I think I like cardamom. I usually like chai tea, so it's not surprising. The flavor blends nicely with the tea. I brewed it too weak the first time - it takes about 6-7 minutes for my desired strength. I added cream and sugar.
Alex Zorach (1284 reviews) on Jul. 16th, 2012
The dry leaf looks like an orthodox tea of good quality, large broken pieces, and a little bit of tip visible. The aroma of the dry leaf is strongly of cardamom, and is almost overpowering--like opening up a jar of pure cardamom pods. I like this.
This tea is easy to brew. It produces moderate strength using 1 teaspoon of leaf and a 3 minute steeping, and it slowly becomes stronger the longer you let it steep. The base tea is pleasing and blends well with the cardamom. The base tea, while robust and full-bodied, has a cooling quality to it, like high-grown Indian teas and less like Chinese teas.
I'd recommend this tea to anyone who wants a traditional Middle-eastern-style blend of Cardamom and black tea. This blend tastes very similar to the blends I've been served in a number of good middle-eastern restaurants. And if you haven't tried this sort of blend, and you like Cardamom, I'd recommend doing so.
I also think this tea offers outstanding value. Outside of Ahmad's other loose-leaf offerings, I have been unable to find any tea of this quality for this price.
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