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A nice Assam tea that has a less pronounced sweetness than some of the other Vahdam Assams (like Daily Assam). It also has a relatively high astringency, but isn’t bitter. It’s a good tea wit the malty tones you can expect from an Assam tea.
I think that the price is too steep for the taste however.
Flavors: Astringent, Malt
The Darjeeling second flush has a less pronounced flavour than some other black teas used in Chai, meaning that the spices are “in control of the flavour” with this tea. You can clearly taste the spices which are not counteracted (much) by the flavour of the black tea itself.
That isn’t necessarily a good thing, since it means that this Chai is just a little bit out of balance. Especially the taste of the cloves is too pronounced, and the kick of black pepper is almost abcent. Quite a good Chai, but not one of my favorites.
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves
The smokey flavour permeates from the dry leaves and the tea itself also has a very strong almost smoked ham-like scent.
The taste of the smoke is a bit too overpowering for me. You can taste a bit of the sweetness and maltness of the Assam in the back. The tea isn’t by any means bad, it just isn’t my cup of tea (pun intended).
Flavors: Malt, Smoked
This is one of Vahdam’s cheaper teas. The leaves are all black like a traditional black tea. It still doesn’t taste quite like a black tea to me. It is somewhat malty and there are some other notes as well. Not really sure how to describe them. They sell this tea for $9 and I think it was on sale when I bought it. I will not be putting in another order with Vahdam for a while. Got about 2kg of tea in this last order, some 21 teas.
I steeped this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water.