Assam Pure

Picture of Assam Pure
Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Assam Pure

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 9, 2016

Commercial Description

An abundance of tippy leaves yields a tea that boasts a full-bodied, malty taste sensation with a hint of sweetness and a silky smooth finish.

Ratings & Reviews

Page 1 of 1 page with 2 reviews

Link Link to This Review
Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(1402 reviews) on

A rich, deep, dark Assam that was still quite smooth and able to be brewed strongly. Among my favorite teas I've sampled from Murchie's, this would be a great choice for an everyday breakfast tea.

The dry leaf of this has a mild but very pleasant smell, sort of deep, soft, a little foresty, with a hint of wintergreen, something that always gets my attention in a black tea.

Brews a very pleasant cup that has a more cooling character than is typical for most Assam. Only slightly malty, somewhat toasty, and there are some floral notes and quite a lot of wintergreen, especially in the finish. Flavor is quite sharp, even when brewed on the weaker side. This tea is quite bitter, and has a strongly astringent finish, but I found it refreshing. I liked brewing strongly (heaping teaspoon, 5 min steep) as this made the aroma richer, but the bitternesss didn't seem to get any worse.

Tasted better when hot: as it cooled, the flavor got a bit muddled and the bitterness and astringent aftertaste bothered me a bit more.

Resteeps very well, and the second cup is similar to the first, but softer and less astringent. It is still strongly bitter and still has those pleasing wintergreen notes; more of the "forest floor" kind of aroma comes out.

Quite caffeinated and would make a good breakfast tea, but also quite calming and never made me jittery. I would be happy to drink this as a daily breakfast tea.

The price on this is great, I am loving this Canada-US exchange rate right now! Even without that though, this tea is very reasonably priced.
Add a Comment


Link Link to This Review
Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(225 reviews) on

Murchie's website touts this Assam as, "especially good where water conditions overpower more delicate teas". As someone who likes strong and unpretentious teas, that caught my attention, even though my well water is good. And it's cool of them to be considerate of folks with poor water and offer a tea supposedly intense enough to subdue it.

My wife got a box when we visited their Victoria store, banking on Murchie's reputation for quality, and was not disappointed; she has raved about how she can draw 2-3 normal-sized cups out of a single bag. [Presumably one would shake out fewer loose leaves than usual to brew a single cup as well.] Since our palates do differ, sometimes by margins approximating multiple parsecs of space travel, she invited me to give it a go.

In short: excellent. I steeped for 5-7 minutes with stirring, as usual, to draw out every last possible bit, and even my big cup's contents assumed such a deep, rich chestnut color it was not possible to see more than 1/4 of the way down. A smooth, really dark, somewhat malty, rich, robust tea with no negatives that I could detect...and a bold flavor even more potent than its 7-rated aroma. She may have to hide this tea from me like she does other delicious items she doesn't want me to raid. ;-)
Add a Comment

Page 1 of 1 page with 2 reviews

More Black Tea from from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Picture of Assam Tippy Golden

Assam Tippy Golden

Style:Assam
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Darjeeling Estate

Darjeeling Estate

Style:Darjeeling Second Flush
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
Picture of Darjeeling Pure (Darjeeling Choice Pure)

Darjeeling Pure (Darjeeling Choice Pure)

Style:Darjeeling Black Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
No image of this tea

Scottish Breakfast

Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
3 Ratings

Browse All Black Tea from from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrPinterestGoogle+Patreon