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Assam SF Budla Beta

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Black Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Jillian
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “This was my first tea of the day. Unfortunately, it seems that I've overdone it with the Bergamot and Jasmine experimentation and was temporarily allergic to tea!! :( but I seem to be over that,...” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1258 tasting notes
  • “Thanks to Jocelyn Rama, I have a whole care package of Teaopia samples to play with and it's been so long since I had a really good Assam, I pulled this one first. It is a lovely red-gold color...” Read full tasting note
    80
    gmathis 1625 tasting notes
  • “I understand Assam is the world's largest tea growing region so I definitely shouldn't judge the entire region based on this specific tea. Being the first purely Assam tea I have ever tried...” Read full tasting note
    64
    jgo 19 tasting notes
  • “I just picked up this tea the other day and just had some now-I love the flavor of assam, it tastes medium to full bodied with a definite theine kick to it- I would love to go to India in a few...” Read full tasting note
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    teahouse1 8 tasting notes

From Teaopia

This Black Tea originates in the Assam region of India and has a well worked leaf with golden glowing tips. This second flush picking is a strong, aromatic Black Tea that provides a wonderful burgundy-red cup that is great as a morning tea, but can be enjoyed any time of day.

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12 Tasting Notes

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1258 tasting notes

This was my first tea of the day. Unfortunately, it seems that I’ve overdone it with the Bergamot and Jasmine experimentation and was temporarily allergic to tea!! :(
but I seem to be over that, as long as I stay away from those nauseating petals.
So… when I tried this tea, it really did nothing to impress. I’m still queasy so I’m thinking I need to take a break from blacks for awhile- until my body figures out that there are no flowers in plain black tea!
Anyhow, I’m leaving the rating on this one til I come back with a fresh palate. I should try lover’s leap again to… I don’t want to be an anti-black tea drinker!!

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1625 tasting notes

Thanks to Jocelyn Rama, I have a whole care package of Teaopia samples to play with and it’s been so long since I had a really good Assam, I pulled this one first.

It is a lovely red-gold color in my cup and has a nice, thick, substantial feel in the mouth. Flavor is smooth, not sharp, not flat…right on key.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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19 tasting notes

I understand Assam is the world’s largest tea growing region so I definitely shouldn’t judge the entire region based on this specific tea. Being the first purely Assam tea I have ever tried however, it is the taste that I’ll associate with the region for a long time.

I must say I’m not very impressed with this tea. There isn’t really all that much to focus my tastes on and what I find is a weird savory-vitamin like taste. I may actually be interpreting the prized flavor completely wrong. It goes down easy and is quite beautiful looking but there is this haunting taste in the background that I can also smell in the dry leaves, maybe the correct term is “spicy”.

I don’t put milk or any sweetener in my tea so that might also be the problem. I’m also very caffeine insensitive, so I can’t really appreciate a tea with more caffeine than usual (I drink coffee by the litre and it doesn’t affect me much at all). This tea may just be a wrong match for me for several reasons, but I don’t doubt it’s quality. It’s quite amazing when I did a comparison of it with Red Rose which is a dirt cheap tea that my mom and her parents always have on hand. Despite the weird notes (which may grow on me in time) it’s the only quality non-pu-erh black tea I have currently and it will definitely get used up fast.

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8 tasting notes

I just picked up this tea the other day and just had some now-I love the flavor of assam, it tastes medium to full bodied with a definite theine kick to it- I would love to go to India in a few years- going to see “Eat Pray Love” today can’t wait. Anyway-I ama purist at heart and in mind and soul-and that is why I am narrow minded and always stick with India and China Teas!!!! Have a wonderful day

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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31 tasting notes

This tea has a slight tartness that is not overpowering; otherwise, it is decidedly lacking in flavour and body and excessive in caffeine. I can drink it, but won’t be getting it again.

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60 tasting notes

This is not something I’d ever consider drinking clear. The taste is strong, earthy, and very pronounced. Definitely a huge pick-me-up int he after noon. Anyone who enjoys Unflavored tea should adore this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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