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drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
1458 tasting notes

I am finding Ahmad Teas to be among the best I have gotten at an Indian or Asian Market. While they are not up to the quality of what I get online, or even at my local tea store, they are not bad. This one is strong, making me think of adding milk. It has a note that I would describe as loosely citrus and it seems to be often found in Ceylon teas in general. It is also brisk like a Ceylon tea. Some bitterness steeped into this one. I think it would be better at a lower temperature.

I steeped this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mike

This is definitely a strong one…I always seem to overleaf. :P

AllanK

I was surprised by this tea brand, surprisingly good for something I paid $9 for 500g of.

Mike

Absolutely! I love Ahmad! They might not be the very best, like you said, but they are really good considering how much they cost. I like a couple of their Assams, the gunpowder green, and the Earl Grey green..all around the same price at Turkish markets, from what I have seen.

AllanK

Yeah I got these at my local Indian market. They have tea that is a grade above average supermarket tea but a grade below what you get on the internet.

Mike

Exactly. Nice everyday teas.

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70

This tea is better than I had a right to expect. I only paid 8 or 9 dollars for 500g of this blend. They went light on the bergamot oil with this one and there is a fruity note. So far this brand is the best I have gotten from the Indian market. Whenever I go to the Indian or Asian market I always come away with some teas. This is among the best from these markets. The tea seems reasonably high quality for the price paid.

I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Primetime by Ahmad Tea London
1696 tasting notes

Well, that’s interesting. I just read my note for Ahmad Primetime when I drank it hot. It sounds amazingly like my comments on Assam 1860 iced. This one iced is OK but not memorable. Possibly it is just too weak. The color is bright orange/red. Hot it was so dark it had an almost a purplish tint. I have always been a big fan of Ahmad. I am going to take the blame for this one being kind of meh. I am now out of it, so I won’t get another chance to get it right.

mrmopar

Been hiding a while there fella…

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drank Primetime by Ahmad Tea London
1696 tasting notes

So, not long ago on my FB feed Ahmad had a post where they gave away a few samples of this tea. I was there at the right place at the right time and scored a box of 10 tea bags.

The bags are tagless and each contains just over 3g of CTC leaf. This is a blend of Assam, Kenyan, and Ceylon tea and it smells pretty good. Fresh and fruity with almost a pipe tobacco scent.

Steeping 3 minutes produced probably the best looking cup of tea ever from a bag. It was a deep cherry mahogany and had kind of a purplish cast. This is full bodied and brisk just as you would expect from the blend. The bite is not overwhelming or excessively bitter. I have read comparisons to PG Tips but I found that one and Yorkshire Gold to both be far too bitter for my tastes.

This one I liked straight up. Sweetener took away from the cup when added. For me, same with milk. It took milk fine but I like the bite and I hated ruining that color.

If you aren’t opposed to bags and you can find it – this is worthy of trying.

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95

I found an Ahmad tea locally!! It’s the only one I have seen available around here, but I’ll take it! Good strength, smooth, better than many higher-priced teas…pretty much sums up every Ahmad tea.

K S

I agree with your assessment of Ahmad teas. I like the pricey stuff but am perfectly content with the quality of nearly every one I’ve tried from Ahmad. Have you tried English Tea No.1? Lightly scented with bergamot – not an Earl Grey but really a nice cup. I’ve found it in loose leaf on occasion. I miss it.My wife will shoot me, no literally – its worse ;) but I may have to look for it again. So much tea so little time.

Mike

Awesome! I’ve had only had the English Tea No. 1 one time, in the bagged version, but I loved it! I’ll have to give the loose leaf version a try! I like their loose leaf Assams and Ceylon tea as well! I’m thinking of putting in a big online order, I’ll add some of the English Tea No. 1! Thanks for the recommendation!

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95

One of my coworkers brought me a few bags of this tea, not knowing that I’m a huge Ahmad Tea fan. Just like all of their other teas, I love this one! It has decent strength, but is very smooth and has great flavor. This company is the best, I feel like their bagged black teas are just as good as their loose leaf black teas.

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90
drank Gunpowder Tea by Ahmad Tea London
136 tasting notes

I have yet to come across an Ahmad tea that I didn’t love. I stuck with their black teas up until now, but I decided to give this green tea a try. It’s a very nice smoky yet smooth gunpowder. Every loose leaf gunpowder green tea I have ever tried holds up to multiple steepings like a champ, and this tea is no exception!
Just like the other loose leaf teas from Ahmad, it was crazy inexpensive. If you live in North Carolina, and you’re a fan of Ahmad teas, definitely check out Harmony Mediterranean Market in Cary!

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82
drank English Breakfast by Ahmad Tea London
57 tasting notes

For a cheap, bagged tea, this is satisfying! I dunked two bags in about 12 oz of water this morning, and added cream and sugar. It tasted yummy. The foundations of my world are now quaking because I always thought that Twinings would be my go-to bagged English breakfast. Now, I’m not so sure.

Preparation
12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
136 tasting notes

This was my second try with the loose leaf version of this tea, and I overdid it with the leaves again. The first steep was okay, but the second steep was awesome, the smooth Ceylon I love so much. I need to start measuring my leaves to be more precise. Anyway, I’m finishing it up now and am a happy Cheapster Steepster (Thanks, Boychik :P).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
looseTman

Have you considered a scale instead of measuring spoons?
http://steepster.com/teas/my-weigh/37731-durascale-d2-660-digital-scale

Mike

Awesome, thanks! I’ll definitely invest in one!

looseTman

You’re welcome!

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95
drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
136 tasting notes

This is another everyday favorite of mine. Simple, smooth, and very inexpensive. I like to have it in the afternoon, because it’s not super strong, but it gives me a little bit of a kick to finish up the work day. I think I was a bit overzealous with the leaves today, but the tea didn’t get better despite me overdoing it a little. I love the Ahmad Tea Company, good quality teas at a reasonable price for the everyday tea drinker.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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30

Mix of Chun Me leaves with other green teas, some stalks. Visual quality of tea leves is medium. Probably is this tea old in my case (packed 27/10/2014). There is no info about year of harvest – just info about date of packing. I found no fragrant aroma. Maybe it will be usefull only for preparing cold tea. Probably not organic.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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75
drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
3 tasting notes

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100
drank Melon Seed by Ahmad Tea London
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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100
drank Melon Seed by Ahmad Tea London
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87

For a cheap bagged tea, it’s really good. In fact, I think I prefer it a bit over the Twinings English Breakfast that used to be my go-to tea for years.

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48
drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
9 tasting notes

Poor aroma, too bitter for me, sharp taste, not bad for ice tea. :)

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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82

My morning tea. Great with honey and milk. Look out for over-steeping, or it might be too strong and bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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85

My “Ahmad tea – London (English breakfast tea)” is in a tin of loose leaves (I prefer loose leaves).

I do this tea straight, with sugar only and also with milk and auger.
Usually for teatime afternoon with some “dandies” or buttercookies.

While it is not my everyday tea, it is a “with company” teatime tea.
A little cuppa “lux” with my daughters or my mother in law or my sister.

Nice velvety smooth cup.

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85

I’ve this this one straight before, but this morning I decided to try it with some almond milk and sugar. Really enjoyed it and was sad when my cup was finished.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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76

Surprisingly aromatic and smooth. At first smell, I thought the tea would be too bitter and intense because the leaves smell pretty strong…but I was wrong. Beware of over-steeping this tea or it will start to taste bitter. I steeped it for 2-3 minutes and it had the perfect balance of aroma and taste, and brewed a beautiful caramel color.

If you’ve ever had hk styled milk tea, the smell of this is reminiscent of hk styled milk tea, so I would definitely throw this into experimental stage by adding milk and sugar!

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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