Imperial Assam (Tea Bags) - Organic - Fair Trade

63
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3 ratings
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Brand:Hampstead Tea
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Imperial Assam (Tea Bags)

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 8, 2018

Commercial Description

Our Assam Tea is particularly good when you need a full flavoured Tea, with bold, deep malty tones, and is best with a touch of milk.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(21 reviews) on

I think I've found my breakfast tea, or in any case a certain kind of breakfast tea for a certain kind of mood. I think I've mentioned in other reviews that I tend to like my breakfast teas sweet, strong, and milky: my taste buds aren't so good at subtlety early in the morning.

The tea doesn't smell particularly strong, either in dry or brewed form, but the flavor of the brewed cup is powerfully malty/ Some people may find the result unbalanced, but I like teas that are malty and sour without being incredibly bitter, which is a trick this tea does quite well. It most assuredly woke me up. It might give you a bit of a sour stomach if you drink it completely unsweetened or without milk, however.

Perhaps I got an especially good deal, but the box I bought was comically cheap for an organic tea, let alone a pretty good one.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Brews a very dark color, but flavor is surprisingly light (although still stronger than most light-colored teas). Tastes a lot more like high-grown Ceylon tea than like most Assam.

Aroma suggestive of spices and sweet rice, with quite a strong wood presence (like oak and cedar, unlike most teas). Peppery and pungent. Finish is highly astringent and unpleasantly sour. I did not finish the cup.

Unique, and considerably complex, but not my favorite Assam from a tea bag. I thought this was not quite up to the same level of quality as Hampstead's Darjeeling, which, even in tea bag form, was quite outstanding. I'd be curious if this tea were better loose. The astringency really ruins it for me.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(214 reviews) on

This tea is surprisingly good compared to this brand's other teas. It's strong and not too bitter. I added cream and sugar.
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