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The is specifically the ASSAM LEAF TEA being review from their great range.
This is an INDIAN tea that is named after the region ASSAM where it is grown.
This is a black tea that has not been blended and is of a single estate origin.
The leaf tea from Whittards, I had never had problems with never and find that the quality is near faultless.
For a six cup pot of tea, as I only really drink this leaf when others are about, I put in the recommended 6 measured scoops of leaf[ equal to one cup] and allowed to brew for about 5-6 minutes, any longer I find the tannin is quite strong which increases the 'film' that develops on top of the water and the tea goes bitter.
I always take out the filter whether its the one the pot comes with or using a
stainless steel strainer, even though it can be messy the quality of tea we get is worth it.
This I would say is perfect without milk and I love milk in my tea, but with Assam it spoils the pure, strong taste that develops.
In-store, this is £6 for 100g and we got about 15 teapots out of this over three months and in all that time it stayed fresh providing the product was air-tight.
Whittards do stock teabags if you prefer and online there is more choice available.
I am a huge fan of hot drinks, tea, coffee, hot chocolate - anything I love it, so its not a suprise that I love Whittards and their selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolates on offer!
For christmas I recieved a box set full of a selection of Whittard teas, and in there was a small box of Assam. I like my tea to taste like tea and not sugary watery milk so Assam is one of my favourite blends as it is a nice strong tea.
As soon as you add boiling water to the tea bag it turns a lovely dark bronzy brown colour and you can tell its going to be a lovely strong tasting cup of tea. A splash of milk turns it that lovely dark tea colour that looks so tempting. The tea itself is very flavourful no matter how long you let it brew for, it really is a very strong blend - stronger and tastier than any other brands of Assam I have tried. I used to love the Twinnings version of Assam but this one is definitely better, its lovely and earthy and refreshingly tasty. I normally have a little but of sugar in my tea, especially if I am drinking cheap tea but this I can drink without quite happily.
Overall I would definitely recommend it if you enjoy a nice strong cup of tea that is packed with flavour, definitely a firm favourite of mine and I will be buying more when I run out!
This is a ‘Black’ (although in reality it’s a deep burgundy-red) tea with a really lovely rich aroma and a strong malty taste, my Mum used to call it ‘proper tea’ and I’d have to agree with her. A strong cup of this in the morning will set you up for the rest of the day, (although, I usually drink about 3 cups before I leave for work!) I’ve actually become a bit of a tea snob you see, ‘Tetleys’ just doesn’t do it for me anymore! This tea can be bought either loose (3.00 for 125g) or in tea-bags (2.00 for 40), but because it can be very strong, watch how long you brew it for - I suggest about 2 minutes tops. It’s best served with a splash of milk (not cream) as the malty taste can be a little prominent, and I personally add a level spoonful of sugar. This is one of the better assam teas that I’ve tried, and it isn’t spoilt by drinking it every day, just remember to drink it within a year, otherwise it can taste rather old. (a 125g bag lasts me about 3 weeks normally)