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drank Assam by Twinings
81 tasting notes

A little ashamed to say this is currently the only Assam tea I’ve tried. It’s rich, malty and strong, in a good way, as I’ve read an Assam should be. Reminded me of a malted milk biscuit (cookie).

I brewed for just over a minute… although I think I should have brewed less. I couldn’t finish the cup without adding a dash of milk to mask the bitterness. Even without another Assam to compare this to, I imagine the bitterness is not so much a flavour of the tea but a result of over-steeping the tea bag.

Definitely going to try more Assams in the future! Any recommendations?

Full review with pictures: https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/twinings-assam-tea-review/

Flavors: Bitter, Malt, Milk

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
derk

Since you’re in the UK, I would recommend What-Cha, based in London. He has a good selection of loose leaf Assam should you want to venture down that route.

Izzy

Thank you Derk, I’ll check that out :)

Martin Bednář

Certainly! What-cha is perfect, I can suggest Mancotta Assam (review should be here), maybe few others I had too.

Izzy

Thanks guys, I’m going to order a selection of teas from What-Cha to try next month after their holiday shopping delay :)

gmathis

Recommendations? All of them :) (It’s a favorite of mine, obviously.) Upton Tea Imports has some very good quality Assam options.

ashmanra

Grace Rare Tea! Their Assam is pretty good. It is called Pure Assam Irish Breakfast.

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derk

Since you’re in the UK, I would recommend What-Cha, based in London. He has a good selection of loose leaf Assam should you want to venture down that route.

Izzy

Thank you Derk, I’ll check that out :)

Martin Bednář

Certainly! What-cha is perfect, I can suggest Mancotta Assam (review should be here), maybe few others I had too.

Izzy

Thanks guys, I’m going to order a selection of teas from What-Cha to try next month after their holiday shopping delay :)

gmathis

Recommendations? All of them :) (It’s a favorite of mine, obviously.) Upton Tea Imports has some very good quality Assam options.

ashmanra

Grace Rare Tea! Their Assam is pretty good. It is called Pure Assam Irish Breakfast.

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A British tea lover with the crazy idea that she can review every possible tea. Ever. Check out my blog to see my progress so far…

My all-time favourite tea brands that I go back to for a cup of comfort:
Clipper
Whittard of Chelsea
English Tea Shop

I rate teas on a spreadsheet, giving marks out of 10 for:
Condition of the tea leaves/ingredients,
Quality of ingredients (e.g. artificial flavours or freshly dried fruit?),
Dry aroma,
Wet aroma,
Flavour,
Texture,
Sensation (how does it make me feel?),
and Colour.
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