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Recent 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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
I bought this tea in a Jordan market for $7 and really got a whole lot of bang for my buck. It seems the package was NASA approved shrink sealed because as soon as I opened it and air got in the loose tea seemed to be spilling out at an alarming pace and I ended up filling 1 huge glad container and a smaller one that I kept at my office. I was offering ceylon tea to coworkers more than I was working it seemed. As for taste, I love a nice strong tea in the morning and I packed my strainer full of this and got a really good caffeine fix every morning. (Side note: still haven’t finished this in two years…. not even close)