Assam #8

A Black Tea from


86 / 100

Calculated from 10 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Apricot, Brown Sugar, Malt, Strawberry, Sweet Potatoes, Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Earth, Hay, Sweet, Grain, Fruity, Grapes
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Typical Preparation
Use 10 oz / 295 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 3 min, 30 sec
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24 Tasting Notes View all

“Malt, sweet potato/roasted notes, hint of a floral note, and red fruit notes meet my nose. This tea smells more intense than the last time I made it. I used more leaf using about 1.75 TSP for 225...” Read full tasting note
“I ordered a sample of this tea, and it was large enough for me to have at least two cups and give a coworker some too! Nice! My coworker loved this tea, as I thought she would, because it’s super...” Read full tasting note
“Under my new rules I need to accomplish one sip down a day. I only have a little of this – so sipdown it is. This is one of those teas that I shouldn’t like but I do. I don’t normally like...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown! Although I probably shouldn’t count it as I picked up more… a lot more in Tealux/Tealyra’s Halloween sale. But It’s not here yet so I’m marking it down. This tea is honestly so damn good....” Read full tasting note


The Assam #8 is grown in central Taiwan with an Assam tea plant. The Yuchih area, near Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan has been growing and experimenting with various types of black tea for many years and are now developing some excellent teas. This is a straight Assam, whereas Red Jade is a cross between Assam and a local wild strain.

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