Assam Gold Summer

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Dates, Malt, Creamy
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 7 oz / 217 ml

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From Vahdam Teas

One of the finest summer teas, courtesy of the beautiful land of Assam, this is undoubtedly the best golden tippy tea! The long leaves are tightly-rolled and are interspersed with precious golden tips. The dark amber liquor has signature Assam attributes of being malty and sweet with top notes of ripe cherry and date palm. It starts out on a sweet, clean note with dominant woody notes in the middle and a pleasant malty undertone that sails throughout. A slight astringency accentuates the overall malty flavour of the tea.

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37 tasting notes

I thought it was the flavour of spices until I saw ‘dates’ in review
Oh dates, why can’t I remember dates! It comes out more when it’s diluted (on third steep, almost watery ugh), can’t see any aftertaste though
It’s silky smooth and not bitter at all, but you have to steep in less amount and drink quick, otherwise the last bit would taste tannin/soury
The red colour is really beautiful

actually this was not the Assam flavour I expected, it’s my first time having a pure Assam and I was expecting something like CTC Irish breakfast, but it’s totally different, interesting discovery

Flavors: Dates

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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sample from variaTEA i wasn’t a fan of this one..not sure if i oversteeped or something but it was just too astringent for me to really enjoy.

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I am listening to an audiobook for the first time and I don’t love it. I don’t really like when people read to me and it’s a bit odd having one author doing different voices. I also am unsure how into the actual book I am. I’ll finish though since I borrowed it from the library via the Libby app and don’t like leaving things unfinished.

As for this tea, it’s pretty good. It’s smooth. A bit of a date flavour to it. Not much else though. Maybe it’s just me but the few black teas I’ve had these past few days have been boring. This is no exception. Probably for the best in this case though since I don’t want to purchase it again so this one cup being good but not great makes for an easy good bye.

Mastress Alita

Librarian here, and I feel the same way about audiobooks. I am okay with the ones that are like “radio dramas” (different actors for each character, narration, and sound effects included) but just someone reading to me makes me feel sleepy!


Yup, I can’t do audiobooks either, they put me to sleep. I guess I need my eyes on the page.


I’m glad I’m not the only one!

Lexie Aleah

I can’t get into Audiobooks either. It’s probably a lot better for your eyes though.

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This is a tasty and likeable black tea That was really refreshing after a chilly morning walk.

Flavors: Malt

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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Another from the black tea sampler from Vahdam Teas. This is a second flush picked in July 2017. Grade SFTGFOP1. Retail price is $20.00/100g. That’s $0.20 gram. Compared to their Daily Assam at $8.00/100g at $0.08/g this is a bit more pricey.

4/6/2018: Two cups. Both 3g of tea in 300 ml water at 211 degrees. First cup without milk and the second with 2.5 ml evaporated milk. Comparing this to Vadham’s Daily Assam. This one is immediately nicer than the Daily. This tea has more rich and malty creaminess. Like the Daily Assam this tea is very nice without milk, but a bit better with it. At this price though maybe it’s not fit for being a daily drinker. Maybe more of a nice weekend treat.

Flavors: Creamy, Dates, Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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