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drank Assam by two leaves and a bud
87 tasting notes

I can’t stop drinking this tea of a busy morning. I’ve started noticing that each morning that I’m in a rush and need to get a quick tea fix, this is the first thing I grab! I’m almost out, so I really need to order a box sometime soon.

I really cannot express enough how impressed I am with this. By no means is it the most superb breakfast tea I’ve had, but it’s very good and I’m always surprised at how tasty it is coming in a bag and all.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Jennifer

Any other non-bagged Assam recommendations? I need a strong black now that I’m out of McN’s Earl Grey and would you believe I’ve NEVER tried assam? (FOR SHAME! I can hear the brits now).

Dinah Saur

Hahaha, oh Jenn, you crack me up. Anyway! I’m actually not very knowledgeable on Assam teas either, so you’re not alone! For non-bagged options, unfortunately the only strong blacks I can think of are from tea vendors that are either not available anywhere but if you find them at a local festival, or whose names I don’t know since I get them locally! I would recommend the Scottish Breakfast from Blend Teas, but I haven’t seen hide nor tail of them since a music festival in Grass Valley last year and they don’t seem to have updated their website or Facebook since last November… (http://blendteas.com/index.html)

Jennifer

Bummer. I might try this bagged blend since it’s one of the highest rated assam teas on here. This or the DAVIDsTEA blend.

Dinah Saur

Also, Two Leaves and a Bud does offer this same Assam in loose form: http://www.twoleavesandabud.com/c_Loose-Black-Tea-12.html

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Jennifer

Any other non-bagged Assam recommendations? I need a strong black now that I’m out of McN’s Earl Grey and would you believe I’ve NEVER tried assam? (FOR SHAME! I can hear the brits now).

Dinah Saur

Hahaha, oh Jenn, you crack me up. Anyway! I’m actually not very knowledgeable on Assam teas either, so you’re not alone! For non-bagged options, unfortunately the only strong blacks I can think of are from tea vendors that are either not available anywhere but if you find them at a local festival, or whose names I don’t know since I get them locally! I would recommend the Scottish Breakfast from Blend Teas, but I haven’t seen hide nor tail of them since a music festival in Grass Valley last year and they don’t seem to have updated their website or Facebook since last November… (http://blendteas.com/index.html)

Jennifer

Bummer. I might try this bagged blend since it’s one of the highest rated assam teas on here. This or the DAVIDsTEA blend.

Dinah Saur

Also, Two Leaves and a Bud does offer this same Assam in loose form: http://www.twoleavesandabud.com/c_Loose-Black-Tea-12.html

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