Assam Tea Company

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TTTTB

Man, this is another tea that I really wanted to enjoy…but it just hit me as being generically fruity and crisp. The black tea base is solid and the flavouring is well-executed, but I didn’t get “cranberry” as a flavour.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s another cup that didn’t manage to impress me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Red Raspberry by Assam Tea Company
512 tasting notes

T&C TTB#2: This smells wonderfully raspberry! It has a good taste but it is trending a little towards bitter at the end of the steep. It seems like it is definitely one of those finicky Assams. I even understeeped it per package directions. I don’t know that I’d buy any of this, but it is good. :)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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TTB&C #9

Raspberry and strawberry with tea for me can be hit or miss. I really like fruity tea done well and this was done really well. The raspberry was the right amount of sweet and tart. The base was a nice black base that didn’t take over the taste of the fruit. I really liked this. The first half of this cup I drank hot. By the time I got back to the cup it had cooled quite a bit and the bottom half of the cup was delicious cold. I think I am going to have to place an order with Assam Tea Company. This is the second tea I have tried from them and both have been a hit. Thank-you NayLynn for including this in the box!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Natural Cranberry by Assam Tea Company
4704 tasting notes

this was another really lovely tea from missB I’m not sure that i’d call this cranberry, but then i wonder if that’s because i’m so used to cranberry “cocktail.” Either way this is a really nicely blended, fruity tea. there’s little bitterness here and it’s just a lovely cup overall. I’m looking forward to trying more assam company’s teas in the future!

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drank Dark Chocolate by Assam Tea Company
4704 tasting notes

thank you for sending this my way MissB this is a really decadent rich chocolatey blend. A little sweetner and milk and it was a very rich dark chocolate drink…similar to hot chocolate but not.

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This was part of my first purchase from MissB in January. I picked this as an add on because it was organic and I figured it would be good iced and it is.

The dry leaf smells like a freshly pealed orange.
I’ve been cold brewing this green tea and it taste like the peel of an orange without being too bitter, very refreshing. My son likes it and has been requesting it a lot lately so it is know gone and I may have to get more sometime.

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The tea tastes very smooth and floral. The passion fruit lends a juicy flavor, but the green tea is a little astringent. Thanks Suzie for the sample

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Honeydew, Melon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Another fairly fruity tea for the day!
I seriously just packed a whole lot of teas that I’ve never had or only had once and I’m drinking just a small cup as I study.

This one doesn’t smell like cranberries, but cherries instead. I’m feeling more adventurous today to try a whole lot of black tea blends where the dry leaf smell doesn’t smell like a me-tea.
This tea has that mediciney black tea smell again, from the dry leaves to steeping.
Oh gosh no no. Not again :/ It’s definitely not a good tea when you drink it and your cousins see you make a face! The flavour of the cranberry is fairly weak while the base became bitter.
I’ll drink the rest of this cup. See if any additions of milk or sugar will do anything to it, but right now it’s just.. no.

Going to brew a cup I KNOW I love after this because two not-so-good cups of tea in a row is my limit.

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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.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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.

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On giving this tea a second and third try…I have found that it has improved…it is a great black tea to mix with chocolate based black teas…the raspberry and the chocolate go wonderfully together.

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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…)

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Sil

i’m at 158! yay! not that it matters given the teas i wil likely have added to my cupboard by march 1 lol

Cavocorax

Hahha. By Mar 1 I should go down a bit since a lot of those are pretty small samples.

Unless…. unless I get you to pick more up for me while you are in Florida. Definitely, 100% want the Nina’s Japon…

Sil

i’m looking at 3 from Nina and maybe 8? from lupicia…. then there’s the 4 from A&D..

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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?

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec
MissB

This is the fun part of swapping/sharing teas, is that you try/find things that you’d never find otherwise.

Suziqzer

I love it! Thanks again :)

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I want to love this tea, however there’s just too little apricot flavoring to back up the lovely smell. It’s also a touch astrigent as it cools.

1.5 tsp in 8 oz.

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Dark Chocolate by Assam Tea Company
1108 tasting notes

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

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tea Sipper

Sounds delicious!

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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.

MissB

I’m finding Assam’s greens fairly weak myself as well, although I did hope you’d get more out of it than I.

Suziqzer

Definitely drinkable, but not my favorite cup.

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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.

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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.

yyz

I often just steep a nice black and add fresh slices of ginger. I find the fresh ginger adds a slightly lemony tones. I like ginger best with assams , Ceylon’s or a chocolaty Chinese black.

boychik

It’s a great idea yyz. I’m going to try it

TeaTiff

I agree! I instantly went to the fridge to see if I had any left. I don’t :( It will be on this weeks shopping list! Thank you for the suggestion.

MissB

Super Ginger! by DAVIDs Tea is my go-to ginger tea.

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Not big on Rooibos Chai, I would not buy this one, but it is okay.

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drank Raspberry Lime by Assam Tea Company
4704 tasting notes

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!

JustJames

this sounds awesome….. =0)

OMGsrsly

It really smells like candy, doesn’t it? I’m waiting to try my sample – I want to use my new cold steeping jars!

JustJames

cold steeping jars? my ears are perked! do tell…

OMGsrsly

Teavana had a sale, so I ordered two jugs. One glass, one plastic. The glass ones have a habit of shattering when you hot steep and pour over ice into the jug, so I’m just going to use them for cold steeping.
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-accessories/tea-tools/p/iced-tea-pitcher-with-orange-lid
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-makers-infusers/p/blue-infusion-tea-pitcher-large
I can’t figure out the tracking number, so I have no idea how close to delivery they are!

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