Mangalam Assam TGFOP1

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This Assam is of prime quality! Our Assam Mangalam is a carefully processed tea with large leaves and lots of golden tips. It tastes very deliciously malty and richly spicy. The color is dark amber.

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I’m kinda in love with this tea. I wrote a song about it… I didn’t actually write a song about it. However, I have been admiring its beautiful golden buds, and sticking my entire nose into the package to breath in its earthy aroma. This is a gorgeous second flush Assam!

The infusion is a rich, dark amber color, and the flavor of the liquor is bold with mallt(y) and spicy notes. The finish is very clean and refreshing. There’s an underlying sweetness to this tea that makes it almost wine-like.

I could drink this tea all day long. I was so inspired that I created a recipe for Mangalam Assam Yellow Curry with Chickpeas and Spinach using this very tea. Check it out here if you like .

Addition: This song is for Kashyap who claims that I can’t be a bona fide tea-nerd unless I actually do write a song about this tea. Here goes nothing…

clears throat

Mangalam Assam you are the bomb
You’re such a tippy tea
You are the one for me
Mangalam Assam

You’re golden buds are never duds
You are the best
Above the rest
Mangalam Assam

Grown in the lowland clay
I’d drink you everyday
With you I’ll always stay
Mangalam Assam

acoustic guitar solo


My kids love spinach. I’m going to try this recipe out on them! Thanks!


I love to use tea in cooking, to make stock and to pulverize it into a powder to sprinkle on things…being allergic to onions has forced a kind of adaption, but what a wonderful journey of cooking with tea….I also think that if you ever wrote a song about this you should so link and post it :) …I love the Mangalam, but the ultimate of tea-nerd-porn would be a song :)


Allergic to onions? I would kill you with my cooking :( Are you allergic to garlic as well? If not, I think that you could still make a nice adapted stock with carrots, celery, garlic, ground tea, herbs, salt, and pepper. Not completely traditional but we don’t need no stinkin’ tradition anyway.
I’ll be working on my song today because I strive to be the ultimate tea-nerd in anyway I can.


yeah…leeks, chives, white, yellow onions, ramps…all off this list…but mercifully garlic is ok…and i do make my own stocks…and love it when i can substitute tea…look forward to the song :)


I will have to write this down and try it. I’ve never cooked with tea leaves and the recipe sounds delicious.


MegWesley, Thank you! It really did taste yummy albeit a more brown than I like my food to be. The spinach goes a long way to brighten it up though. I’m just a color freak when it comes to food. I have problems…


Kashyap, please see song above. You’re welcome :)


Awesome! I especially love the guitar solo part, and the clever words.


SimplyJenW, let’s face it… the guitar solo is the strongest bit. You’re clearly a music aficionado :)


Ok Jen…I never implied a song was neccessary but thank you for your efforts at turning drinking a tea into a musical experience…now to youtube it :)


Rock on, sister!


Can I be the guitar soloist on the YouTube video? I can rock a black curly wig like Slash. Or a bandana like Brett Michaels. Or poor fashion choices like Blondie.


Hmmm, I was going to ask to rock with you, but since that is an acoustic guitar solo, I am thinking this performance should be more like “Kiss At the End of the Rainbow”. But I don’t mind, I can do folk music, too! I have garage band on my iPad, now we just need a camera man…

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16 tasting notes

Creamy ceylon with little to no dust. Smelled like malt and chocolate and had hints of both of those in flavor. Extremely caffeinated. Pricey, but well worth it as I was reenacting LA’s 1994 earthquake by the time I was finished. Was steeped twice and tasted awesome with leftover Chinese food.

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9 tasting notes

Made a cup this morning to give myself a few minute’s break from my children and the screaming of Diego. The smell brought me back from the brink and the taste is amazing.

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45 tasting notes

I like this, it’s a light tasting black tea. Easy to sip, nothing too outstanding about the flavor, just nice to drink.

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19 tasting notes

This was a very good black tea. Nicely balanced & it stood up well to milk & sugar.

[Thank you so much for the sample!!!]

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3294 tasting notes

This was from the BBBB grab bag, courtesy of Tasty Brew.
It’s got a nice tart quality to it, as well as a little shiny kind of taste.
Sipdown – 360

Cameron B.

What’s the BBBB grab bag? :o


the BBB box is a box that tastybrew, terri and i share. it’s a travelling teabox between the three of us. we each buy two teas to share in the box and put in half an ounce of each tea for the two other’s been going around now for over a year. Only unflavoured black teas are allowed (with the occasional puerh)….and every now and then we’ll toss in random “grab bag teas” that are outside of what we’re actually sharing that month :)

Cameron B.

That’s a cool idea, sounds fun. :D


it’s nice because we get to share in trying out new black teas together and with companies that force you to buy 2oz, still only leaves you with an ounce for yourself. haha

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another one that came my way via the BBB Ladies. sadly it wasn’t much to write home about. it’s a sweet sort of assam and not at all what i wanted today. that being said it wasn’t a BAD cup of tea, just…boring? uneventful?

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