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I’m drinking this today instead of A&D’s Assam because I’m trying to rotate it out before it hits the 1 year mark. I’ve had it 9 months now and I don’t think it’s lost any flavour at all, but sadly, it just can’t compete with my Tiger Assam. It has a Tiger on the tin! I’m suggestible and that gives it extra BAM for that.

Still this is a nice cup, and doesn’t require anything to enjoy it!

221tea

I am a former design student and I am also a sucker for packaging. I want to collect all of the labels for the Sherlock teas even if I don’t drink them. I want to wallpaper my tea cabinet with them.

Cavocorax

Glad I’m not the only one! I’m happy I kept my old Tiger Assam tin – I divided my new order between the two tins nad now I have one Tiger for work and one for home. :D

I love the Adagio tins too, but I don’t know what to do with mine once they’re empty… :|

donkeytiara

can you still get tiger assam? if so, from where?

Cavocorax

You can! A&D sell it here: http://damnfinetea.com/
It’s a little expensive, but it’s good.

looseTman

The Zen Tea Assam Mangalam Second Flush FTGFOP1 is an excellent Assam and a terrific value compared to A&D at $80/LB!

Cavocorax

Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with it. It was an excellent introduction to Assam teas when I first starting drinking loose leaf. I just don’t enjoy it as much as I do the A&D one. (and not just bc of the pretty tin)

looseTman

What do you like most about the flavor of the A&D compared with Zen Tea?

Cavocorax

It’s been a while since I had them back to back, but I did a comparison earlier and this is what I wrote:

“So in summary, I think the Tiger Assam is preferable. Although I said I expected it to be stronger in my other post, it does taste stronger than the Zen Assam, while being slightly less astringent – both good things. Zen’s Assam is still good though – I’ll drink it on days where I don’t need quite as much kick.”

looseTman

Cavocorax, Thanks for your comparison!

Cavocorax

You’re welcome :D I should probably do an updated one sometime before I finish the Zen Assa, but that might not be fair since the A&D tea is brand new, and the Zen has been around for 9 months (sealed, but still?). Zen Tea is nice because they offer some really great sales so you can pick up a lot for a really good price.

donkeytiara

thanks for the above discussion….I’ve ordered the tiger (as I got free shipping) and will find a reason to order from Zen as soon as I have a bit of spare change for tea again. Can’t wait to compare!

Cavocorax

I hope you enjoy it! It seems to be a popular one so I’m sure I didn’t steer you wrong. :D

donkeytiara

As long as it takes milk well, I doubt it will go to waste! I also ordered the ltd. spring Keemun from them…. Here’s hoping it’s interesting!

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221tea

I am a former design student and I am also a sucker for packaging. I want to collect all of the labels for the Sherlock teas even if I don’t drink them. I want to wallpaper my tea cabinet with them.

Cavocorax

Glad I’m not the only one! I’m happy I kept my old Tiger Assam tin – I divided my new order between the two tins nad now I have one Tiger for work and one for home. :D

I love the Adagio tins too, but I don’t know what to do with mine once they’re empty… :|

donkeytiara

can you still get tiger assam? if so, from where?

Cavocorax

You can! A&D sell it here: http://damnfinetea.com/
It’s a little expensive, but it’s good.

looseTman

The Zen Tea Assam Mangalam Second Flush FTGFOP1 is an excellent Assam and a terrific value compared to A&D at $80/LB!

Cavocorax

Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with it. It was an excellent introduction to Assam teas when I first starting drinking loose leaf. I just don’t enjoy it as much as I do the A&D one. (and not just bc of the pretty tin)

looseTman

What do you like most about the flavor of the A&D compared with Zen Tea?

Cavocorax

It’s been a while since I had them back to back, but I did a comparison earlier and this is what I wrote:

“So in summary, I think the Tiger Assam is preferable. Although I said I expected it to be stronger in my other post, it does taste stronger than the Zen Assam, while being slightly less astringent – both good things. Zen’s Assam is still good though – I’ll drink it on days where I don’t need quite as much kick.”

looseTman

Cavocorax, Thanks for your comparison!

Cavocorax

You’re welcome :D I should probably do an updated one sometime before I finish the Zen Assa, but that might not be fair since the A&D tea is brand new, and the Zen has been around for 9 months (sealed, but still?). Zen Tea is nice because they offer some really great sales so you can pick up a lot for a really good price.

donkeytiara

thanks for the above discussion….I’ve ordered the tiger (as I got free shipping) and will find a reason to order from Zen as soon as I have a bit of spare change for tea again. Can’t wait to compare!

Cavocorax

I hope you enjoy it! It seems to be a popular one so I’m sure I didn’t steer you wrong. :D

donkeytiara

As long as it takes milk well, I doubt it will go to waste! I also ordered the ltd. spring Keemun from them…. Here’s hoping it’s interesting!

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