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Kalami Assam Indian Tea

5 ratings
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Brand:Ahmad Tea
Region:Assam, India
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This tea's info last updated: Aug. 1, 2017

Commercial Description

A premium blend of golden tippy long leaf Assam from the best gardens of the Brahmaputra Valley in northern India. Produces a tasteful cup with balanced color & flavor.

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80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
(54 reviews) on
Beautiful color. Good flavor. A solid Assam.
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73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
(142 reviews) on
I really liked this tea - for its price it is really a steal! I was suprised to find out that this tea is less expensive than Lipton, it definitely gives you more - I would definitely choose this as a staple basic tea to have around the house.

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83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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The aroma is a tad smoky. It has a crisp, strong flavor. I like it. I added cream and sugar.
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83 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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This is a regular favorite for me. I'm most likely to drink it in a cold morning, but I enjoy it at all times of year.

This tea offers extraordinary quality for its price! I bought a pound of it for $6.15 at a middle-eastern grocery store. It is large pieces of broken leaves.

Dry leaf has a rich and complex aroma: malty, spicy, herbaceous, and floral. Has a strong warming quality.

Ahmad recommends a very long steeping time, 8 minutes, and after considerable experimentation, I find I agree with them. This tea is very slow to infuse and loses much of its complexity if only brewed for 3-4 minutes.

Brewed for 8 minutes, aroma is very complex: there is some of the typical Assam maltiness, but many other qualities as well. A hint of rice, suggestive of high-grown Ceylons, and suggestions of dried fruit, reminiscent of a Keemun.

Flavor is also complex: significantly sweet, but also significantly bitter, somewhat sour, and savory as well. Fairly astringent on the palate. Very full-bodied.

If brewed for only 3-4 minutes, this tea is considerably lighter in body and less astringent, and the aroma is much less complex, but it is still enjoyable.

If you paid more, you could probably get a smoother tea, with similar qualities and much less astringency. But this tea is delightful to drink. If you want a budget tea that is top-notch for its price, this one is the way to go.
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87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I highly recommend Ahmad teas. This is delicious.
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