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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.
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.
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.
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!