Assam Tea Company
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Thought I’d passed along all of my Assam samples (which, by the way, are huge 10c samples for $1.95 mostly) however this one seems to have hidden so as to have me drink it. Earlier today I brewed up my large Timolino-full, and was pleasantly surprised. It tastes like tea-infused cranberry sauce, minus a bit of the sweetness, and a hint of orange. It’s nice, it’s flavorful, it’s as described, although I do prefer it hot over this now-cooled temperature, only because it has a hint of bitterness now that eluded the brew before.
This is another chai that the wonderful MissB tossed into my shared BF order box. Thank you so much.
I liked this one. I find it odd that I like this one, but I do. I’m a purest in that I think good chai should be BLACK. I’m ok with this one being rooibos, and I’m ok with the unusual balance of spices. This gets a thumbs up.
Thank you MissB for this sample and the hundred others (not quite) that you managed to stuff into that envelope. Way to raise the standards on our swap. raises eyebrow
No worries. I will send you amazing things in return!
This was a pretty good chocolatey blend. It’s really rich and dark. So dark. Surprisingly dark. I wish the blend had a slightly nicer base to go with the flavouring, but I wouldn’t say no to drinking more of this.
And this is a great start to trying out all my new samples! (My cupboard is up to 181 now…)
Wowser Mango! I opened the bag of this and the smell is amazing!
I have to say up front that peach/mango isn’t usually my thing, if it’s artificial at all anyway. Love the real stuff! But I gave this one a go anyway and didn’t let the “mango” on the label keep me from opening and trying this one.
Steeped this maintains much of it’s fragrance, and tastes much like it smells. I could see myself drinking this on the rare occasion. Hubby asked what I was drinking because he could smell it before I joined him in the living room. Usually the fake fragrance of mango or peach is off-putting to both of us. He wasn’t disturbed by it, but couldn’t place what he was smelling… good sign!
I have been surprised to find that some flavors that I don’t care for in food/drinks, I can like in tea… This is one. I don’t want it all the time, but on occasion might reach for it for something different. Thanks MissB for including it in my box of goodness ! I wouldn’t likely have tried it on my own.
If I don’t find myself sipping this up fast enough, I’ll likely give the rest to a friend of mine who is a lover of all things mango or peach…. She would absolutely love this one! Or maybe, just maybe, I’ll just serve it to her when she is over with her kids to visit… It might give her a reason to make it over more often :) We all need some motivation to slow down and spend time together these days… why not make some good tea a part of the reason?
Hm. Like many greens that I find less-than-favorable, this is just okay hot, and quite lovely as it cools. It’s definitely a creamy vanilla, almost like vanilla meringue, yet much lighter. I doubt I’ll buy this again, however it is a nice cup.
Flavors: Cream, Vanilla
Very creamy, dark chocolate, right off the bat. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised by this tea – most of the chocolate teas I’ve had have been… okay. This is simple, yet delicious. The first thing I may actually re-order from Assam!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream
This came from the wonderful MissB and I’m glad she shared it with me.
When I went through the box she sent me, I opened some of the bags and smelled them & somehow I managed to lose the Ziploc baggie that this sample was in… so I kept wondering what that wonderful overwhelming mint smell was. As I shuffled back through the box I found this.. and that was it! Mint chocolate chip came to mind… even my 8 year old agreed that the smell was spot on.
Steeped the color is light and fragrance minty and green tea like. When it was still very hot, all I got was green tea.. not a favorite of mine by itself… have to have some additional flavor to make it work for me.
As it cooled, the mint flavor came through more and more and the green tea base disappeared some, but still very present. The chocolate is there as it cools, but very light for me… I’m tempted to add some chocolate bits next time I try it and see if it doesn’t improve it for me. I did add a small bit of raw sugar, which helped bring out the mint more, but less than my normal amount. I think I’m finding I’m using less and less on many of them lately.
I got this one from MissB!
Cold steeped overnight in the fridge, it’s like a commercial iced tea except not sweet. Candy flavours, mild base, really not that bad.
I microwaved the second half of my cup to try it warm… and promptly forgot about it. Oops? Hmm. It’s way better cold than microwaved. :)
I’ll probably finish up the jug I have in the fridge. Probably. Maybe not. It’s not really to my tastes anymore, although I bet 5 years ago I would have added sugar and happily downed it.
I received this from MissB’s tea stash sale. Thank you!
One of the teas for the 12 Days of Christmas exchange was The Pint from Adagio Teas. It was a black tea with vanilla and ginger. A tasty and interesting combination. So when I saw this I thought it would be interesting to try. I really enjoy this, but I would ask that there be more ginger! The vanilla in this is pretty strong and very yummy, but I want the ginger to stand out equally as well. This tea and the The Pint has me on the hunt for ginger teas.
sipdown! Thanks for sending this my way MissB I think that this would probably be pretty darn delicious as a cold brew. This initial smelle is a little artificial but once it brews up, it’s a really nice raspberry citrus tea. I wouldn’t call it LIME right off the bat, but the combination of the raspberry lime is a pretty decent blending. I’m really happy to be getting a chance to try out this company’s flavoured teas since i’m sure i’ll be ordering from them in the future to try their straight teas!
thanks for sharing this one with me missb sadly i think that i’ve lost interest in peach teas. There’s something about the peach flavour in teas that doesn’t sit well with me anymore. I DID love the mango piece of this tea though, so this would likely be a tasty tea for anyone who likes peach! No disappointment on my end, as it’s a new tea and quite nice apart from the peach flavour :)
Hm. Either I did something wrong, or Random Carpe Diem and I have very different tastebuds.
This is okay, however I’m missing anything really.. minty. There’s some chocolate in here, more so with a touch of stevia. I do taste the green base, which is okay if unmemorable.
sipdown! (189) thanks for sending this my way Missb especially since it likely would have been one i picked out for my first order with this company (which will happen someday but later rather than sooner since my cupboard just went up!) I have to agree with missb that this is pretty close to mango “real” flavour. What i didn’t count on, was the smell. There’s something slightly cloying in the smell that is not sitting well with me. I an enjoying the tea for what it is but i’m not sure the smell wouldn’t get to me after a while. Not sure if i’ll order this myself but i’m glad i tried it. It’s a tea i could have in my cupboard now and again i think – one of the rotating teas :)
i asked missB to send me a couple to teas from the assam tea company as i’d never heard of them before and their website comes across as being quite extensive. This is one i would have picked up for myself so it was nice to receive. The dry aroma of this one is vanilla! and more vanilla! however, upon brewing the tea the ginger makes itself known. the taste of this tea is more like a sweet vanilla with a bit of something that cuts through it. It’s not the kind of ginger that i love – there’s a sweetness here that isn’t not the familiar spicy ginger i adore. However, it’s still a good blend. I’d be interested in seeing how this company does a straight vanilla black! overall a good first tea as an introduction to this company :) thanks missb!