Assam Gold Rain Black Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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5 ratings
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Brand:Teavana
Style:Assam
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 4, 2013

Commercial Description

Comes from one of the finest estates of the Assam region of India. Famous for its fruity yet malty flavor with a tannic red-wine aftertaste. (FTGFOP-1)(Special)

Brewing Instructions: (from Teavana)

Use 1 teaspoon tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 195-205 degrees and steep for 2-3 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(116 reviews) on

This tea was discontinued for teavana, It was good, but in Cha Yen Thai Tea has this tea in the ingredients.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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If you like a strong black tea then this one is for you. This tea has the smell of a traditional Assam with a hint of a fruity undertone that you just can't put your finger on. The steeped liquor is a beautiful amber color. This tea is full bodied, strong, malty, astringent, and very tannic. This tea lingers in your mouth for a long time, and leaves it quite dry. You can sense a slight fruity undertone, but only briefly at the beginning. This is a great morning tea. It holds up nicely with cream or milk. I prefer to add a half a teaspoon of acacia honey to this one. Again, another lovely straight tea that Teavana has replaced for some fruity dessert tea blends.
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Reviewer pic37 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
(3 reviews) on

Another disappointment from Teavana. Recommended by the shop clerk for me since I love strong black flavorful teas. Aroma was tempting, but no matter how strong I brew it, there is zero taste! Flat, boring, tastless tea with nice color. Won't buy again.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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The dry leaf is by far the fruitiest-smelling Assam that I have yet encountered...but upon brewing it's a little less fruity. This is a very strong tea...when brewed it's maltier than fruity, and has a fairly tannic aftertaste like Teavana describes. Bitter and somewhat astringent...I've had much smoother Assams.

This would be a good choice for someone who wants a powerful, strong tea that still has complexity. Pricey but I think among the more reasonably-priced of Teavana's teas.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea has amazing subtle fruity overtones. i don't know how that can be produced by a black tea which I always thought of as strong and bitter. The fruit i think of when drinking this tea is a mirabelle, a small french apricot like fruit.
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