Assam Tea

Assam is a black tea named after the region of its production: Assam, India. This tea grown at sea level is known for its body, briskness, malty flavor, and strong, bright color. Assam teas, or blends containing Assam, are often sold as “breakfast” teas. English Breakfast tea, Irish Breakfast tea, and Scottish Breakfast Tea are common trade names.

Though “Assam” generally denotes the distinctive black teas from Assam, the region produces relatively smaller quantities of green and white teas as well with their own distinctive characteristics.

Historically, Assam is the second commercial tea production region after southern China. Southern China and Assam are the only two regions in the world with native tea plants. Assam tea revolutionized tea drinking habits in the 19th century since the tea, produced from a different variety of the tea plant, yielded a different kind of tea.

There are 204 reviews available for this category, for 106 different varieties.

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Jacksons of Piccadilly Fair Trade Assam

9.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Tiffany Tiffany's review:
"This tea has a very strong, rich and powerful taste analogous to espresso. They both share the similar distinguishing component of slight bitterness. Definitely serves to wake up the senses."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"This tea has a great substantial body with a soft, almost creamy aroma and a very slight briskness."
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      9.5/10

ITFA T.T.E.S. No. 18 Ruby Black Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"I am not a steadfast Assam drinker but that would quickly change if I always had access to this tea. One of the best I have ever tried."
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      9.5/10

Golden Tips Halmari Gold

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"My first sip was enough to make me a confirmed Assam lover for life. It has a well rounded texture that just rolls over the tongue with an exquisite flavor."
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      9.5/10

Pure Matcha Black Matcha

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"That initial, blunt foretaste transitioned to a smoother, cocoa-like middle with a mild astringency."
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      9.5/10

Cameron Tea Black Assam Competition Grade

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Stout but still nuanced, this leaf would be delicious paired with creamy deserts. At its best, the flavours seesaw between woody tannins, chocolaty malt notes, paired with a creamy finish. A definite winner!"
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Cardamon

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" What I ask of any flavored tea is natural flavor and a balance of those flavors and this is a delicious, delightful example of both. "
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      9.5/10

KTeas 06-June Khongea Golden Tips Second Flush Assam TGFOP1

9.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"This was a strong and satisfying Assam with all the rev-up rewards its type are known for."
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      9.4/10

Joy's Teaspoon English Breakfast

9.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"One the best breakfast teas that I have had the pleasure of trying. Highly recommended!"
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I loved this tea, and it could easily become a morning staple in my selection of good, strong, black morning teas! I am very happy and impressed with the teas I have tasted from Joy's Teaspoon!"
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      9/10

ITFA T.T.E.S. No. 18 Ruby Black Tea

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Robust, bold, and complex, this is the tea version of coffee."
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      9.0/10

California Tea House Vanilla Creme Earl Grey

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This is probably one of my favorite Earl Grey teas. It is comparable to come other Cream Earl Greys that I've tried, but outshines them all in its elegance and simplicity, and mild, gentle, sweet flavors - all while maintaining that distinct bergamot spiciness underneath it all."
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      9/10

Tea Forte English Breakfast

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A Strong Rich breakfast blend, exactly what a breakfast blend should be. It begs to be used as the fodder in an "I like my tea like I like my men" joke."
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      9/10

Tipu’s Chai Instant Black Chai

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is leaps and bounds above any other instant I've had, and it's flavourful enough to satisfy."
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      9.0/10

Kokomo Tea Masala Chai

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I am pleased with this blend's ability to maintain its spiciness once the milk is added. It is creamy and yet still offers the full flavor profile that I prefer in a chai blend. "
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      9/10

Davidson's Tea Classic Organic Chai

8.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This one rivals some of my favorite chai blends and I could taste creamy caramel notes once the milk and chai spices had a chance to unify. This is one delicious cup of chai."
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      8.75/10

Yogic Chai Original Masala Chai

8.7/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Its unprecedented freshness has made me understand why people love chai so much."
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Yogic Chai Original Masala Chai makes an Original flavour with fairly Un-Original ingredients."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I happen to love this because it packs a healthy spice load and love that there is enough ginger so that I can taste its bite."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"The smell of all of the spices was apparent even before I opened the package. "
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      8/10

Chai Wallah Chai Spice with Black Tea

8.7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"A delicious heat from the black pepper and ginger is the prize of this chai, as it lights up the finish of a lighter boned cardamom focused body."
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      7.65/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A chai with a heavier spice load. Perfect for my tastes!"
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      9.3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This chai experience is just about as authentic as it gets."
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      9/10

Golden Tips Mankota Exotic Assam

8.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"The flavor was a true delight though unless I knew in advance, I would have thought that I had stumbled onto a flavorful darjeeling."
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      8.6/10

Culinary Teas Lady Londonderry

8.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A fun and whimsical blend of strawberry and lemon lets the flowery character of the Ceylon used really shine."
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      8.6/10

Tea & Tea Jungle King

8.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"I was surprised when I took a sip and first tasted something that I didn't smell-the coconut! If you’re a fan of coconut, you’ll love this tea."
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      8.6/10

Zhi Tea Coconut Assam

8.6/10  —  6 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"A delicious and gourmet pairing of two high quality flavors."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I don't think this is something that I would personally buy in large quantities as assam is not something that I can drink regularly, but I am willing to bet I will pick some of this up again (probably in sample sizes) because the coconut is Outstanding!"
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I enjoyed the taste of the tea, which was nice and smooth, not bitter at all, and I especially enjoyed that the flavor of the coconut didn't have a sticky residual flavor at the back of the throat and up into the base of the nasal passages."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"I love this tea. It may become one of my favorites. It’s rich, creamy, sweet and has real coconut flavor. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Anne Anne's review:
"The flavors of the tea are layered with a toasted nuttiness combined with a sweet spiciness. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I've only had two cups of this tea, and I am already addicted."
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      10/10

KTeas Assam Reserve

8.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Tobacco, malt, cocoa, raisin and wood notes all come out to play, making for a full-bodied, stout yet smooth cuppa."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"It was smokier to the nose than other Assams I've tried. Granted, that experience is limited, but it had more in common with a Lapsang-fused Russian Caravan blend."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I am amazed at the lack of bitterness and astringency in this Assam. The high quality is so evident in the flavor."
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      10/10

SpecialTeas Fine Earl Grey

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"The citrus taste of the bergamot is there but not too overpowering and compliments the blend of teas well."
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      8.5/10

Lochan Teas Hattialli Golden Lion 1st Flush 2012, Assam

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
" Very smooth, no harshness or excessive sweetness to the malt, low astringency. Full bodied without hitting you over the head. The tea imparts a relaxed tasting experience. Potentially addictive. "
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      8.5/10

KTeas Glenburn Estates 06-June Khongea CTC-BOP Chai Assam Tea

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"There was a bit of sweetness in the middle, but for the most part it was quintessentially Assam without much deviation."
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      8.5/10

Best International Tea S. D. Bell’s English Breakfast

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I found the milk nicely evened out the acidity of the Assam, but also masked some of the maltiness. It also brought out the fruity tones of the Ceylon. It has just the slightest background note of peaches or apricots. Prepared with my normal amount of milk and sugar, it was a really lovely cup of breakfast tea!"
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      8.5/10

Murchie's Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee

8.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Christopher Christopher's review:
"This speciality blend was made in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Anniversary to the throne. A tantalizing blend of ceylon, darjeeling, assam, and yunnan black teas make up this incredible brew."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"There are layers of flavor to the tea touching on the various black teas included and adding greatness to each sip. I taste malt, burnt sugar, light dry sweetness and a close that tingles with a gentle astringency. "
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Bright and sparkling, yet down to earth. Fun and delicious!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A well-done blend that brings the versatile flavors of many black teas into one robust and refreshing cup."
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      8.2/10

Culinary Teas Assam Borengajulie

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A lighter Assam with a delightful blend of malt and sweetness. Great for sipping throughout the day. Recommended!"
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      8.4/10

The Persimmon Tree Tea Co. Peach Apple Crisp

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Delicious the fruit notes are well balanced upon the Black/Rooibos platform to deliver a wonderful meshing of flavour."
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      8.3/10

Lochan Tea Belseri STGFOP 1 Organic 1st Flush 2012 Assam

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"Taste is bold but not harsh -- malty, creamy, lightly peaty, a rich well-rounded taste. Really nice as a breakfast tea – wakes a person up with no jangles. "
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      8.3/10

Culinary Teas Assam Bukhial

8.3/10  —  6 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dave Dave's review:
"The flavor is fruity, with notes of grape and raspberry, and an acidic, citrusy aftertaste. Fortunately, there’s almost no bitterness. There’s not a lot of body, but there is a nice, malty richness."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Mild yet satisfying, this tea is a most affordable luxury. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"It's a given that Assams are "malty" in flavor. But occasionally you find examples that truly typify the best in these descriptors. This is one of those Assams."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"A fine pants-kicker of a cup."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"t brewed up just as the said - golden coppery. It took milk well. Even black, it did not have that heavy astringency that is often associated with Assam. I found it smooth on my tongue with a full malty flavor and only a touch of astringency after swallowing. Milk lessens what astringency there might be."
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      9.1/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Malty with a hint of sweetness reminiscent of fresh-baked banana bread muffins!"
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      8.5/10

Golden Tips of Darjeeling Unitea

8.3/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Darjeeling and Assam performing together beautifully. Completely well-balanced. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Kyle Kyle's review:
"Overall a very enjoyable and refreshing tea that I would certainly be happy to add to my collection. A well balanced and beautifully blended tea. "
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"To say this is a strong black tea is probably an understatement. It is rich and hearty and, in my opinion, seems ideal for the person who is more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"The perfect darjeeling for the mornings when that extra jolt of caffeine is appreciated!"
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      7.8/10

Tealicious Assam Sessa Hajua Estate

8.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The honey taste is my favourite; it is sweet and comforting."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"A winner from a little-known tea estate."
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      9/10

Teas Etc. Assam Reserve

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I'm hard-pressed to use a taster note like "chewy". Steaks are chewy. Wookies are "Chewie". Teas are not. Well, I stand corrected, this drink was chewy."
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      8.2/10

Lochan Tea Doke Black Fusion – 2nd flush 2015

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"Doke Black Fusion gets its name from the unique joining of Assam tea stock grown in a Darjeeling climate. This is a complex tea. It is probably smarter than I am, yet comforting in an edgy way."
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      8.2/10

Canton Tea Co. Assam White

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea blends subtle hints of malt, hay, and fruit to create a drink that is clean and easy-drinking. The maltiness is a testament to the tea's Assam origins, but the intensity of this tea's malty flavor is a far cry from that of its black tea counterpart. "
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      8.2/10

Davidson's Tea Assam Banaspaty

8.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The cup settled into its robust, chewy characteristics like an Indian elephant after a long trek. "
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Adding milk seems to exponentially enhance the malty, biscuity goodness all ready present in the leaves. If you're a fan of milky tea, this is definitely worth a try."
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      7.5/10

Culinary Teas Irish Breakfast

8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's not the best CTC or breakfast tea I've had, but it's overall a good tea for a great price."
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A good, strong, and full-flavored Irish Breakfast tea. The bold astringency comes shining through even at a minimal steeping time. Notes of lemon are evident, and it takes very well to cream and sugar.... or Bailey's. "
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      7.1/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"The taste was very full bodied. It took milk well and had such a lovely natural sweetness that I only used a bit of sugar, and had several cups with no sugar. It was lightly malty with a floral background. Definitely the best Irish Breakfast blend I've ever had!"
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      10/10

Stash Tea Kopili Estate Special Assam

8/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"...magic. This is a full blown Assam. I can already feel the northern winds in my face and see the sails unfurling."
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A relaxed mild Assam that can be enjoyed all day long."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Overall, the bold simplicity of this uniquely flavorful tea is incredibly satisfying."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This is a sturdy, sweet tasting, fairly malty assam with a slight curl of astringency at the very last second. It has a long aftertaste, pleasingly dry."
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      7.5/10

The Whistling Kettle East Frisian Black Tea Blend

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It is actually a really nice gentle blend and would be excellent for someone who doesn't like a pure Assam, or who is new to Assam."
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      8/10

Golden Tips of Darjeeling Gingia Tea, First Flush 2010

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"This is the kind of tea you marry and keep with you until death does you part. It's not crazy or off the hook, it's one of those settling down with types of tea. "
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      8.0/10

SpecialTeas English High-Grown Leaf Blend

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A delicious English Breakfast type blend, with an unusual bit of spice that you don't find in other blends. I enjoyed it quite a bit."
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      8/10

Pahadi Tea Single Estate Tippy Assam Black Tea

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It made a fantastic breakfast tea, and a very nice afternoon tea."
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      8/10

Mighty Leaf Assam Choice Estate

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"This has a medium-light body on the tongue, very smooth, leaving a really clean feeling in your mouth without being dry or bitter... just a wonderful Assam."
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      8/10

Golden Tips Tea Halmari Gold

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"Large dark leaves sprinkled with beautiful gold tips... a deep dark golden brew... a full deep malty flavor when it reaches the tongue... Does that sound enticing? "
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      8/10

My Urban Tea Raspberries and Cream

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A solid raspberry flavor over a smooth black tea base."
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      8/10

BourgeaTEA Irish Breakfast

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The tea was very robust, but kept in check nicely with a hefty amount of malt and a very light zing of citrus."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It was a great cup of tea! So great – that I got my husband to drink a cup (he’s very picky and doesn’t like to change blends) and later that day, he used the last in the pot as a cup of iced tea and said it was great!"
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      8/10

Karma Blends Authentic Chai

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"On the spice strength scale, this blend falls just a little short of my desired spiciness level. Yes, the spices are present but they are all happy to be mellowed out and diluted by the presence of milk and sugar. "
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      8/10

Joy's Teaspoon Mangalam Assam

7.9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: JennH JennH's review:
"Mangalam Assam is simply beautiful tea. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"The flavor was nice, but not outstanding in any direction. It was not strongly malty, nor spicy. It had a very simple gentle flavor. "
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      6.8/10

JING Assam Breakfast Black Tea

7.9/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I find myself drinking cup after cup until to my dismay, my entire sample is gone."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The pure robust nature of the blend was impressive, yet it also had a smooth quality about it as well. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" The first sip rolled over my tongue like sand-washed brown silk, smooth, but with pull. The flavor was gently malty and biscuity. I have to admit that I generally prefer Yunnans over Assams, but this one was very pleasing, if not quite robust as I expected."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"What I really enjoyed is that you don't need to take time and savor to get the most out of this tea. It isn’t subtle at all, more like in your face flavor and like me or not tea"
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Despite my prior conclusion-jumping tendencies to relegate Assam tea to the land of the banal, I find myself wondering if I'll be drinking any other tea for the rest of the week. "
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"So, what improves a hamburger sandwich and a bad attitude? Well, it appears to be Jing Assam..."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"... their teas are served in some rather upscale department stores, restaurants and hotels. I can only hope they are not serving JING’s Assam Breakfast. "
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      5.0/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Overall, Jing's Assam Breakfast is a high-quality, satisfying and comforting tea. This is a tea that I will highly recommend, and one that I hope will soon find a place on my tea shelf."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The color of the tea is gorgeous, full and dark, reminiscent of coffee. The scent of the tea is rich and the flavor is so rounded and easy to drink that I was hooked at once."
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      9.5/10

Chateau Rouge Imperial Earl Grey

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"An impressive blend, it is alternately smoky, sweet, and woody, with lots of tannins in the finish. Not your run-of-the-mill Earl Grey! "
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"When stevia-sweetened and given vanilla extract, the brew gentled on the dryness, settling in on its more robust characterestics - the malt-smoke of the stronger blended elements, and the floral aspects from its high-altitude parts."
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      7.3/10

TeaGschwendner Assam Marangi

7.8/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"While Assam Marangi is tasty in a travel mug on the way to work, it really deserves to be savored in a proper tea cup! This tea is delicious alone, but is nothing short of delightful with a bit of cream and sugar!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"True assam lovers will probably appreciate this blend more than I. I don't know that I will drink assam regularly as the astringency was a tad much for my wimpy taste buds, but I love that it reminds me of dark beer!"
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Tiffany Tiffany's review:
"Upon my first sip of this tea, my immediate impression was that it was tart; however, this proved to not be the case. This tea had an interesting effect on me-the more I tried it, the more I liked it!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea starts out with heavy malty notes, but then also offers some strong fruity endnotes, almost as if it were a Darjeeling on steroids (and I mean that as positively as can be for a steroid accusation)."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"It was good iced but got dulled down after putting milk and sugar in it. I would recommend this to those who like malty, more astringent teas."
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      6.5/10

JING English Breakfast Black Tea

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Nothing too surprising, but when pitted against 99% of the world's Assam dregs, JING comes out victorious."
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      7.8/10

Culinary Teas Yorkshire Harrogate Tea

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A full-flavor tea that is sturdy yet brisk..."
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      6.7/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"This blend is dark and hearty. It's what black tea is supposed to be!"
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      8.8/10

Davidson’s Tea Irish Breakfast

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Strong breakfast tea. If you need something to put a skip in your step in the morning, this tea will certainly do the trick. "
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The primary flavor that came across was a fruity biscuit-like flavor. The maltiness from the Assam was very subdued. "
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      6.5/10

Golden Tips Tea Pure Assam

7.6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Practically perfect! This tea has a bold and lingering flavor, plus a pretty package!"
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      9.9/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Straight up black tea that is entirely drinkable... but the one issue I take with this tea is that it is not that memorable or exceptional."
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      5.3/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This is a nice and smooth Assam that picks up sweetener wonderfully and reflects the addition with deeper nuances both malty and smoothly caramel-esque. "
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      7.5/10

Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee

7.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"A bold, full-bodied blend with malt on the forefront and wine in the aftertaste."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Kyle Kyle's review:
"A tea to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee that epitomizes the British love of tea"
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      6.9/10

Zhi Tea Mango Black

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"I really enjoy assam teas, and this one was a big hit. Just make sure you like mangoes if you are trying this, and you can watch the tea diligently while steeping."
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      7.5/10

Blue Raven Tea Borengajuli

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"Malty really describes this tea. There is a full mouth feel and the perfect amount of astringency."
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      7.5/10

Tea District Organic Ginger Peach Apricot

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"All the flavors resonate both together and separately. Ginger and peach are most prominent in the teas but I can distinguish the taste of apricot in there too."
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      7.5/10

Golden Tips Tea Bokel Tea, First Flush 2010

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" The steam retained the malty scent with a shade of something subtle; I'd say honeysuckle."
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      7.5/10

Kokomo Tea Summer Breakfast

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"In all, the aroma and flavor of this tea were perfectly fitting for a tea named "Summer Breakfast"; this tea is bold enough to work as a breakfast tea, yet not too heavy to be enjoyed on warmer summer days. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"My first impression was of a brisk bright black with a hint of astringency at the rear of the sip."
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      6.0/10

The Teacup Snow Leopard

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"While I know there are probably many out there that would consider this to be a mild blend, this is a nice strong tea for wimps like me. It packs plenty of flavor and offers a bit of astringency without crossing the line into an area that I consider to be a bit aggressive."
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      7.5/10

Golden Tips CTC Assam Exotic Black Tea

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"The flavor was very simple. It’s a strong, malty, bitter black tea."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It brews up into a beautiful dark reddish tea and I could drink this tea all day long!"
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      10/10

Culinary Teas Queen Mary Tea

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A basic blend of 3 black teas sourced from two continents ... a good, sturdy cup of black tea."
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      7.5/10

SpecialTeas Mount Everest Breakfast Blend

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"Breakfast blend of Yunnan and Assam, suitable preparation for a strenuous day of mountain climbing."
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      7.5/10

Lu Lin Spiced Chai

7.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Alexa Alexa's review:
"I’m a sucker for spiced teas and this one met my expectations. It warmed me right up."
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      7.4/10

Ovation Teas Blueberry Earl Grey

7.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"If you were looking to this tea to be the saving grace of blueberry earl grey blends, then you may be disappointed. But to step up your earl Grey experience, this is not a bad addition to your supply. "
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This cup is very much dominated by a rather perfumey bergamot. While I know this is totally a personal preference, I actually prefer a less assertive bergamot that is perhaps a bit more zesty and citrusy in nature. The blueberry, however, does not go unnoticed!"
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      7/10

Two Leaves and a Bud Mountain High Chai

7.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The orange peel leads the way to more of a medium altitude blend of tea and spices but a harmonious and enjoyable one."
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      7.4/10

KTeas English Breakfast

7.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"This is a fantastic English Breakfast! It is a bit malty from the Assam, but not too malty! The darjeeling gives it a nice fresh flavor, while the ceylon blends in to bring some sweet pure flavor."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The cup was plenty strong and still held the malty notes. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The brewed tea has a strong and intense flavor that is certainly appropriate for a breakfast tea, but the tea also bears a harsh bitterness that, for me, spoiled the tea. "
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      6/10

Ineeka Ma-Chai Insight

7.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" It was the strangest brew-up I've ever seen. The bottom of the clear mug was all ginger yellow, while the more auburn-to-brown black tea color hovered above it - dominant but...lighter? Weird."
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      7.3/10

Culinary Teas Assam Borengajuli

7.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A 5-minute steep resulted in the best cup. A dollop of milk and a teaspoon of sugar brought a new dimension to the cup, extracting a stronger, bolder character out of the tea, while enhancing it with sweet creaminess. "
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      7.3/10

Yogic Chai Coconut Masala Chai

7.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"With the milk, my cup is a nice creamy chai with a medium amount of spice. While the coconut is not discernible as a flavor, I think it does add an extra sweetness to the cup making it less necessary to use a lot of sugar."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"A mellow spice tea with a hint of sweetness... nicely blended but not as spicy as I would have liked, and the coconut flavor was all but impossible to detect."
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      7/10

ThepuriTea Assam #1

7.2/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"It steeps into a dark reddish amber, typical of Assam's. It has a clear malty scent, mingled with background notes of fruit, and spice."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A very smooth black tea with bits of malt, stone fruit and spices. An easy drinker."
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      7.3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor came through as mostly malty, although hints of spice, smoke, and earth were also present. It was bold and heavy and hearty and intensely full-bodied. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The characteristic malty scent was alive and well along the mouthpiece and steam."
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      7.5/10

Golden Tips Tea Premium Assam

7.2/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"This tea possesses a well-balanced, complex flavor. A truly excellent tea."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Very enjoyable and tasty. A lengthy lingering sweetness on the palette is rather nice, and a light, gentle astringency enhances the finish. "
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This Assam is surprisingly dry to the taste. It isn't astringent at all, and not bitter or sour, either. There's a nice malty briskness that will please Assam drinkers but in a light bodied but full flavored tea medium."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I do pick up on a malty flavor, as well as a general sweetness, but the overall substance of the tea is not very robust, which I found surprising for an Assam tea."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: JennH JennH's review:
"There's a great deal of promise in a tea with a name like Premium Assam. "
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      3.5/10

Lu Lin Teas Assam TGFOP

7.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This very affordable leaf is robust without being too astringent. It strikes a nice balance between sweet, fruity notes, and more tannic tobacco and wood tones - a good bet as an everyday morning cuppa."
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      7.1/10

Friday Afternoon Rembeng Estate Assam

7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Third best Assam I've tried to date."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I would recommend this tea only to Assam (or other black tea) drinkers who prefer their tea sweetened and/or milky as it just didn't stand well on its own without additions."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This is a bold, full-flavored brew. Words like heavy, sturdy, and hearty come to mind. "
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      6/10

Mark T. Wendell Boston Harbour Tea

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Strong, Rich, and Black (totally not a Samuel L. Jackson joke)"
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      7/10

Kokomo Tea Very Vanilla

7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This flavor is spicy, much spicier than one would reasonably expect from a plain vanilla blend. The vanilla flavor, as a result, was much less detectable than I hoped it to be. Those searching for an intense vanilla flavor will likely be disappointed but if you are looking for a spicy tea with subtle vanilla undertones, give this one a try. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The Assam is strong and has a presence, but not to the point of being aggressive. The vanilla is more subtle, but not to the point where you have to focus to find it."
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      7.5/10

David's Tea Black Celebration

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"You can tell that David's Tea spared no expense when creating the blend. This does remind me of a fruity, orange-cinnamon holiday blend. I find myself wishing it had a little ginger in it as I do love ginger."
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      7/10

My Cup of Tea Breakfast Tea

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"It seems that My Cup of Tea has sourced out a good blend for their breakfast tea and the bag isn't a hindrance at all to that taste coming through. "
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      7/10

Culinary Teas Scottish Breakfast Tea

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Bold and hearty; however while the aroma seemed bright and complex, the flavor falls a little flat."
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      7/10

Tea Embassy C.S. Lewis Blend

7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"I didn't care for the flavor however folks that prefer to drink their black teas with cream and sugar might really like this blend."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"This black tea blend of estate Assam teas honors the writer C.S. Lewis."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I found this was a really nice full bodied tea that took milk and sugar well. It was a dark amber and had good strong spicy smell. The flavor was wonderful and not too overpowering like some Irish Breakfast blends can be. It had a nice maltiness to it blended with some spicy notes and a touch of chocolate background. "
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      10/10

Stash Super Irish Breakfast

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"I've heard that you can't say "yes" or "no" in Irish. That's how I feel about this tea. I wouldn't turn it down, I wouldn't go out seeking it. It's not great, but it's rather good."
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      7.0/10

52 Teas Maple Bacon Black Tea

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"As for how it smelled...well...it smelled like maple-lathered bacon. Can't really wax poetic about that."
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      7/10

JING Assam Black Tea (Hajua Estate)

6.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The Hajua Estate holds the honor of being the oldest and first fully clonal tea garden. Teas produced by this estate are often categorized as rare because of the distinctive character of eac..."
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      6.9/10

KTeas Assam Kick-Start

6.9/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This tea would make a nice staple to have in the tea cupboard for times when you'd just like a straightforward, energizing cup of tea to wake up with."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea is far from my all-around favorite Assam, but as far as providing a needed morning pick-me-up, it certainly got the job done. "
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      6.8/10

Red Leaf Tea Assam Jungle Cabernet

6.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Scott Scott's review:
"A blend of Assam and "Cabernet" wine that sounds like it would be great in theory but doesn't work in the cup."
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      5.3/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The Assam provides a rich, full-bodied backdrop for the flavor profile. The flavor profile has nuances of red wine, cinnamon and even notes of a dark semi-sweet chocolate."
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      8.25/10

California Tea House Lime in the Coconut Green Tea

6.7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"Sip, relax, daydream, and repeat."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"As much as I loved the fragrance of this tea, I'm sorry to say the flavor just didn't live up to its promise. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I really wouldn't recommend this tea as a hot beverage, but it does make for a decent, iced tea. My main issue with this tea is that I would have liked to see a gentler green tea that better complemented the light tropical flavors."
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      6.0/10

Culinary Teas Russian Caravan

6.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This blend is decent, I just question its usefulness as opposed to a straight-up cuppa Lapsang Souchong. Also, the Lapsang here was a bit too sharp compared to other, smoother LS offerings out there. "
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste was a combination of malt and burnt molasses with a dry finish. Luckily, that astringent element was relatively minor."
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      7.7/10

Tavalon Kama Chai Sutra

6.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Barbara Barbara's review:
"Tavalon's Kama Chai Sutra is not as spicy as some of the others, however, this blend is so smooth, and has a perfect balance."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"While this was a nice enough cup of tea, it did not strike me as an excellent chai simply because the spices were too muted for my taste."
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      6/10

Two Leaves and a Bud Assam

6.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Rich, but light, and awakening."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A hearty and relatively robust brew; a malty flavor with a caramel or cocoa like sweetness"
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I would say this is a decent tea bag, and while I appreciate that the full leaf tea is used in this product, perhaps the Assam leaves sourced are not those I would enjoy tremendously even in a loose tea."
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      4.5/10

TeaGschwendner Assam Ananda

6.3/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A basic Assam that doesn't leave much of an impression - good or bad."
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      5.0/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This is no wimpy tea, but just when you think it is heading into tannic bitterness it settles into deep and gentle sweetness, without sacrificing any of its stand up character."
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      7.1/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"My personal preference would lean towards the Assam Marangi, but at about 50% of the cost, Assam Ananda is a much more economic version to have on hand for everyday enjoyment."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Steven Steven's review:
"This seems a proper Assam, though not amazing."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"A gorgeous dark copper color greeted me, with a fine malty scent, a little bit toasty and wholly lively."
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      7.5/10

KTeas Assam Awakening

6.3/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"A rich mahogany coloured cup brings to the the fore round malty and biscuity notes. Just make sure to watch the infusion time or it quickly becomes unbearably bitter. "
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      7.1/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
" I continued drinking, but couldn’t get past the mouth puckering sensation..."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The taste comes on strong and bold as you'd expect from color and smell, but the surprise to me was how very quickly the taste fades."
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      5.75/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"At times, it's a welcome, refreshing change of pace to come back to a really nice, basic, cuppa black tea, and this Assam fits snugly into that category at the moment."
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      7.2/10

Adagio Irish Breakfast

6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"This tea is okay and it is reasonably priced, but for the taste, it is not destined to become one of my favorites. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"An excellent, everyday morning tea that stands very well on its own."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"This brews far too weak a cup to be properly called Irish Breakfast... not an unpleasant drink, but certainly not a repurchase for me."
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      5/10

Golden Tips Mankota Exotic Assam

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I found it to be a good Assam, but light in flavor, and bit more fruity than malty."
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      6/10

LeafSpa Banaspaty Bliss

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This isn't my absolute favourite Assam, but it is quite good."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The term ‘heavy’ is all that comes to mind."
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      4/10

Yogic Chai Mint Masala Chai

5.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"When brewed properly, this is a sublime and unique tea that's suitable for sipping any time of day, and makes a particularly good nightcap."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Overall, a rather un-impressive tea - dried or brewed. A shame, as top-quality ingredients would probably make every bit of difference."
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      4.0/10

52 Teas Butterscotch Chai

5.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"Had I not known the chai was flavored with butterscotch, I would have simply assumed this was just another basic chai."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"The tea was okay, however, when I added some milk and sugar, it became richer, like a treat. "
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"All along, however, the main thing I focused on while drinking this tea was the distinct lack of butterscotch flavor; it was just barely there. I could detect it if I really, really, really concentrated, but in truth, if I had no knowledge of the name of this blend, I would have never guessed, not in a million years, that butterscotch was an ingredient."
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      6/10

Zoomdweebie's RadioactiviTEA

5.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"Fairly run-of-the-mill as far as Indian black teas go... certainly drinkable but nothing to set it apart from a thousand other blends."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shelly Shelly's review:
"Mild and satisfying with no astringency or bitterness present, but not markedly different from dozens of other mid- to low-range black teas."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A strong black tea with definite coffee-like notes... this would be a great introduction to teas for seasoned coffee addicts."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"This tea has a strong, earthy odor that was very inviting... but the taste was mild and quite tannic. It did give me a bit of an energy boost though."
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      5/10

Revolution Tea Sweet Ginger Peach

5.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"The scent is delicious and similar to a fruit wine but the fruit and spice that makes it so appealing are nowhere in the flavor."
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      2/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The taste of the tea is mostly a very pleasant peach flavor with the ginger mostly being an afterthought. I can taste a bit of ginger, but peach is definitely the more pronounced flavor."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Revolution tea has done a nice job in allowing one to taste not only the ginger and peach flavors, but also the black tea base."
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      7/10

TeaFrog Masala Chai II

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The scent was spicy and heavy with orange and cinnamon."
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      5/10

PG Tips Pyramid Bags Black Tea

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tasted like any other supermarket variety black tea and lacked any standout quality. I would certainly drink this tea if it was the only tea available, but I can’t envision many situations where I would choose this tea over another option. "
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      5/10

Culinary Teas Assam Tarajulie

4.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" The bitterness was gone, leaving it smooth, mouth filling, astringent with lots of pull, with touches of malt, biscuit and hazelnut fresh from the shell, and with a dry, slightly metallic finish, but all a bit on the weak side."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"On its own, this tea lacked smoothness, in the form of malty flavor, to balance out the heavy-bodied and astringent characteristics. "
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      3/10

Yogi Tea Himalayan Apple Spice

4.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"When I first tried it, I'll wussily admit it was too spicy for me. Cardamom is not one of my favorite ingredients."
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      4.5/10

Kokomo Tea Organic Earl Grey

4.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"The texture is a bit thicker and the feel a bit cleaner, but this is ultimately a plain and simple Grey."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Like a high maintenance boyfriend (substitute girlfriend as the case may be) this tea goes from brisk and black to totally puckering and bitter in such a tiny little instant that it's impossible to get things right."
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      3.5/10

Golden Tips CTC Assam Exotic

3.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A strong black tea that screams for cream and sugar. "
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      3.5/10

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