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drank Assam by Nina's Paris
753 tasting notes

This was a free sample with my Nina’s Paris order.

Assam is my favorite straight black tea, so I was super happy to get this as a free sample.

The dry tea is super fragant, smells sweet and flowery, slightly fruity. The brewed tea is moderately thick and heavy. It tastes sweet, fruity, flowery. It is also malty and reminds me of a heavy sweet bread.

I think this is one of the best straight assam teas that I have tried! I did not have to add any milk or sugar at all.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
whatshesaid

Lala, did you order from Amazon or is their site up?

Lala

I don’t think the site is up yet. I ordered directly from Laurent, I just told him what I wanted via email and paid by paypal. A small box ships UPS for approx $20 shipping, it fit 8 – 1.6oz teas.

whatshesaid

Oh good to know, thanks! Were the teas in bags? As far as pricing what would compare them to? Just wondering if they’re in my range right now or not :)

whatshesaid

Good to know, thanks!! Just curious, what price range are they? How much for 1.6 oz? And do they come in bags or tins? :)

Lala

It was loose tea in clear bags that were heat sealed. The teas cost between $7.50 to $10.50/1.6 oz bag. Not sure how much the tins cost, but more expensive. Can also get 3.2 oz bags.

Lala

It was loose tea in clear bags that were heat sealed. The teas cost between $7.50 to $10.50/1.6 oz bag. Not sure how much the tins cost, but more expensive. Can also get 3.2 oz bags.

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whatshesaid

Lala, did you order from Amazon or is their site up?

Lala

I don’t think the site is up yet. I ordered directly from Laurent, I just told him what I wanted via email and paid by paypal. A small box ships UPS for approx $20 shipping, it fit 8 – 1.6oz teas.

whatshesaid

Oh good to know, thanks! Were the teas in bags? As far as pricing what would compare them to? Just wondering if they’re in my range right now or not :)

whatshesaid

Good to know, thanks!! Just curious, what price range are they? How much for 1.6 oz? And do they come in bags or tins? :)

Lala

It was loose tea in clear bags that were heat sealed. The teas cost between $7.50 to $10.50/1.6 oz bag. Not sure how much the tins cost, but more expensive. Can also get 3.2 oz bags.

Lala

It was loose tea in clear bags that were heat sealed. The teas cost between $7.50 to $10.50/1.6 oz bag. Not sure how much the tins cost, but more expensive. Can also get 3.2 oz bags.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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