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Pure Assam Tea Bags

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Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Teabag
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This tea's info last updated: Mar. 6, 2015

Commercial Description

Our finest Assam tea is grown in the Brahmaputra Valley in north-east India. We select only superior teas from the second flush season, when the quality is at its very best. The flavour is rich with a distinctive malty taste found only in teas from Assam, making it deliciously invigorating for breakfast and throughout the day.

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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(83 reviews) on
This will work. My wife ordered this brand on sale when her usual Assam ran out, and likes it--bearing a more delicate palate than I, she coerces 3 cups from a bag. As with most bagged teas, I drop one in a bigger cup, and steep for more than 5 minutes while occasionally stirring and swishing the bag around with a spoon back and forth in the water, to sweep out the most molecules of flavor possible. Amid such treatment, the tea gets extraordinarily dark, out of proportion to its medium-strong flavor.

While it's not the best Assam I've had ("best" with me being synonymous with "strongest"), it's worth the price, with a reasonably robust, somewhat malty flavor that I've learned is to be expected from a tea of this origin. Not overly bitter, either...firm and flavorful, yet mellow at the same time. I won't raid her stash (lower case "s", as opposed to the tea brand), but will accept her invitation to tea when Taylor's Assam is involved.
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77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(23 reviews) on
Nice aroma, but a delicate tea, if you add a bit too much water. And as mentioned by earlier reviewer, loses that flavour if not kept sealed.
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60 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(10 reviews) on
UPDATE: Good Assam with fine aroma, full bodied with that slight weakness in mid-palate characteristic of pure Assams, smoky finish. One negative: it seems to have a short shelf life as loose tea. As I write this, it is harvest time in Assam, and this tea (fresh from the vendor) seems to be faded or of lesser quality.
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