Assam Tea - Organic - Fair Trade

30
Percentile
3 ratings
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Brand:Frontier
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Assam Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 9, 2017

Commercial Description

Assam is the quintessential black Indian tea. Rich, robust, astringent and highly aromatic, Frontier® Organic Fair Trade Assam is considered a “morning tea". Robust Assam tea holds up well to the addition of milk and also makes a flavorful iced tea.

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Reviewer pic72 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The dry tea is very aromatic and smells of raisins and cherries, being much fruitier than other Assams that I've tried. The brewing tea smells of malt and oak leaves, but has a lighter aroma than I was expecting from the dry tea

Four minutes in boiling water resulted in a very strong, rich cup of tea with balanced bitterness and astringency. While more bitter than Sri Lankan or Chinese black teas, it's not as bitter as other Assam teas. Unfortunately, it's also lacking some of the maltiness that I specifically look for in an Assam. The tea has good body and a nice, long finish, but I keep searching for more subtle flavors that just aren't there. It's good tea, but a bit of a disappointment after tasting Frontier's Ceylon offering.

Being under $2 per ounce, it's not particularly expensive, especially since I've been trying to buy Fair Trade teas. At similar prices, though, premium grocery store brands rival Frontier Assam in quality. It's good and worth the price, but not exceptional.
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Reviewer pic37 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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This tea is too bitter and not strong enough for my taste. It even has a bitter aroma that I don't like. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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A classic Assam: no particularly outstanding qualities, yet a solid tea and pleasing to drink, especially for people who like strong, dark teas.

Strong, malty, with some fruity qualities. Some astringency and bitterness but less than a typical Assam. In spite of being orthodox tea of a decent grade, the leaf infused quickly. Strong enough that a 2 minute infusion was enough to satisfy me, but smooth enough that you could easily brew for longer if you wanted a stronger cup. After a 2 minute infusion, there was enough flavor left in the leaves for a second cup, which I think makes this tea a better deal than the similarly-priced Darjeeling from Frontier, which is more expensive, but gave out after only one infusion.

Quite inexpensive for an organic and fair trade certified tea, and on par with other teas in its price range on the basis of quality alone. Although I've sampled better Assams, I think this tea is quite a deal.
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