Assam Exotic Second Flush Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bitter, Malt, Astringent, Baked Bread, Milk, Raisins, Smooth, Tannic, Vanilla, Wood, Sweet, Sugarcane
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 303 ml

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  • “While this doesn’t brew up bitter, all the assamness (awesomeness) is smoothed away from this tea. No malt, no coppery tang, no astringency. Kinda boring. I’ll mix it with something to sip it down...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another off of the local Buy Nothing Site because the gifter did not enjoy it. I notice that the packaging appears to be different than their current packaging, so I’m unsure of the age of the tea....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Adventaggedon Day 9 – Tea 6/6 I’m having a moment where it’s like my brain is just stalling out… The dry leaf of this tea was perplexing to me because it looks like a nice, straight Assam with lots...” Read full tasting note
  • “I love Japanese milk tea, and I was craving one tonight, so I thought I would try to recreate it at home. I wasn’t sure what type of black tea to use, but ended up deciding on Assam because it has...” Read full tasting note
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From Vahdam

An intensely flavorful Assam black tea blend with sweet, malty flavors and a sharp taste!

Tasting Notes
One of our best-selling Assam blends that is relatively mellow yet incredibly flavorful. This blend brings you the best of Assam teas sourced from the oldest and most reputed estates of Assam. The leaves are medium-sized, loosely rolled, and brownish-black with a scattering of taupe buds.The brisk liquor is medium bodied and starts on a sweet clean note, delving into stronger tannic flavors in the middle. Woody characters are dominant in the cup, although notes of malt and nuts make a fleeting appearance in the middle and in the aftertaste. The finish has a note of tree fruit. A perfect cup to start the day!

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197 tasting notes

While this doesn’t brew up bitter, all the assamness (awesomeness) is smoothed away from this tea. No malt, no coppery tang, no astringency. Kinda boring. I’ll mix it with something to sip it down it’s at least good for some caffiene.

AJRimmer

Awesomeness! Love it.

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39 tasting notes

Another off of the local Buy Nothing Site because the gifter did not enjoy it. I notice that the packaging appears to be different than their current packaging, so I’m unsure of the age of the tea. It was unopened and didn’t appear to be off so I went forward with a cup this morning. As per usual, I took my tea without adding sugars or milk for my tasting.

I found the tea to be malty with a slight bitterness at the end. I’m not a huge fan of malt in general, so that definitely plays into this review. It reminded me of the tea that I get at our local Chinese food restaurant. That’s not a bad thing! Now it’s been a few years since I’ve gone to that restaurant, so I could be mistaken.

I think this is a good serviceable tea and plan to keep it in my cabinet until I finish off the package. I probably will use it for some end of summer iced teas. I noted that their website’s reviews often speak of making Hong Kong style milk tea with it. I may try my hand that that.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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11952 tasting notes

Adventaggedon Day 9 – Tea 6/6

I’m having a moment where it’s like my brain is just stalling out…

The dry leaf of this tea was perplexing to me because it looks like a nice, straight Assam with lots of gold tips throughout but the aroma definitely has a mild spice to it. I think that’s just scent contamination from the box/tin that aren’t airtight – because the tea didn’t really taste spiced steeped. What did it taste like!?

Uhh… It was good. I was at maximum memory retention for the day though, so I definitely do not remember specifics. Thankfully, I have a mostly full mini tin to explore at a future date to help answer that question when I feel like I have more bandwidth!

Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIl-_dtAlPw/

Dustin

Oooooo, I love the reflection of the twigs on your mug!

Mastress Alita

Some days I wish the “buffering” logo would display visibly above my head…

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2506 tasting notes

I love Japanese milk tea, and I was craving one tonight, so I thought I would try to recreate it at home. I wasn’t sure what type of black tea to use, but ended up deciding on Assam because it has a more assertive flavor and is commonly drunk with milk anyway!

I used about a tablespoon of tea and steeped it in 4 ounces of hot water for 3 minutes. Then I strained it over a little bit of ice and added 8 ounces of whole milk. I finished it off with a tablespoon of vanilla syrup for sweetness.

It actually came out really good! It’s creamy and sweet but I can still taste the Assam underneath. I think next time I’ll experiment with using more tea, or perhaps adding more water and less milk.

But for a first attempt, I’m really happy with it! :)

Flavors: Malt, Wood

Preparation
Iced 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mastress Alita

Mmm, milk tea! It’s funny, because I do love it, yet when I make black tea for myself, I tend to always make it straight up. Maybe I should try making some milk tea sometime too…

Cameron B.

I love to buy the bottled ones at the Japanese market!

Mastress Alita

Sadly, I live in a podunk area with no foreign foods available. :-(

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24 tasting notes

This is the last one of my Vahdam tea samples, I’ll look into other teas at some point which I’m looking forward to

It’s strong and bitter, maybe a bit too bitter but still enjoyable.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

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

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27 tasting notes

The tea is very strong and has malty and sweet characteristics. The sweet tones are somewhat overpowered by the bitterness of the tea. The bitterness for me is not very pleasant because it lingers for too long in your mouth.

Not one of Vahdam’s best Assam teas, but you can’t win them all ;-)

Flavors: Bitter, Malt, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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The best iced tea I have ever made! Very smooth and malty with a sugarcane finish, if this wasn’t so much more expensive than their regular assam I would make iced tea out of this every day.

Flavors: Malt, Sugarcane, Sweet

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3 tasting notes

This is a brilliant tea for people who like a strong cuppa. I have this with or without milk, depending on my mood. Love it!

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