CTC Assam

A Black Tea from


80 / 100

Calculated from 13 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Astringent, Brown Toast, Caramel, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Leather, Malt, Molasses, Nutty, Tannic, Walnut, Wood, Toast, Sweet
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Typical Preparation
Use 14 oz / 414 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 11 g of tea
Steep for 4 min, 45 sec
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“I am annoyed at myself. I had nasal spray (for my allergies) before I brewed up this sample and that is definitely affecting my sense of taste. I don’t feel like I can rate this properly. I am...” Read full tasting note
“My first Assam, and I have to say that I really do enjoy this. I love the color, it is almost as dark as coffee. The taste is nice and bold, without any bitterness. This tea just seems like a...” Read full tasting note
“I followed a cup of H&S Irish Breakfast with this CTC Assam as a comparison to see which I liked better. They are very different creatures; the Irish Breakfast is gentle where this is a strong...” Read full tasting note
“Very good basic Assam tea. Bold and strong with no bitterness. It is simple and taste great hot or iced. I would describe this as the basic black coffee of tea. It is a great everyday morning...” Read full tasting note


Tea as the Indians drink it. Striking amber color, rich flavor and full bodied as well. It is a key ingredient in several of our blends, including the East Frisian and Indian Spice. It takes milk and sugar and can also be enjoyed solo. An “espresso-style” tea!

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