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Black Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Malt, Milk
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 g 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “I had this with milk and a little sugar. It was a pleasant cup, but not something I wouold drink everyday. I have had better assams than than this (and also much worse). I don’t see myself buying...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is my favorite bagged tea; I bring boxes of it home from the UK at a time! I like its maltiness and body, and enjoy it brewed strong, with a substantial pour of milk and a little bit of Splenda.” Read full tasting note
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  • “A good standard bagged Assam, but not the best I’ve ever had. This is one of very few teas I strongly prefer with milk.” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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From Twinings

Direct from England – Assam is a strong, rich and deep-amber tea with a malty character.

Grown in the Bramaputra valley, the low elevation, high rainfall and humidity are conditions that create the unique taste of this tea. A rich, deep-amber tea, ideal with “elevenses” and throughout the day.

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I had this with milk and a little sugar. It was a pleasant cup, but not something I wouold drink everyday. I have had better assams than than this (and also much worse). I don’t see myself buying more of this in the future.

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This is my favorite bagged tea; I bring boxes of it home from the UK at a time! I like its maltiness and body, and enjoy it brewed strong, with a substantial pour of milk and a little bit of Splenda.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Gran Reno

I wish it was available here! It is definitely a very good bagged tea, perfect for winter afternoons! Although I prefer it without milk.

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87 tasting notes

A good standard bagged Assam, but not the best I’ve ever had. This is one of very few teas I strongly prefer with milk.

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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 :)

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076/365

Nothing fancy today, because I have an absolutely awful cold and basically can’t taste much of anything. This one’s an old familiar comfort tea for me – I know exactly what it’s like, and it doesn’t matter that my tastebuds can’t really do it justice. I should probably add that fate conspired this weekend, because I had picked out some other teas to try, then I got sick, and then my neighbour came round and asked if I wanted her tea selection box since she doesn’t like tea, and I was obviously all over it. More so because it means I can save those other teas for a time when I feel better.

Anyway, the tea. It’s sweet and malty; classic assam. Is it the best assam I’ve ever tried? No. But it’s one of those formative teas that got me interested in the first place, so I have it to thank for that. As a bagged black from a large supermarket brand, it’s pretty good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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26 tasting notes

Very bitter – definitely not the kind of tea for those who don’t add milk – but not necessarily bad. Good for a morning pick-up.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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1 tasting notes

A touch of soya milk. Mild but still strong enough for me.

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This is one of my favorite teas to drink

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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92
17 tasting notes

Probably my favorite commercial tea, this has a wonderful malty flavor that pairs perfectly with a dark agave nectar and some milk. If you can get it from the UK, I suggest you do so! A good introductory Assam.

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22 tasting notes

Very strong and earthy flavour tea, from the north of India. I prefer to drink it in the morning or after lunch, due to its higher amount of caffeine.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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