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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)