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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
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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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
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.