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Assam Reserve

Assam Reserve
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A refreshing full-bodied Assam black tea for those seeking a traditional, typically breakfast, style Assam that has obvious malt notes and a brisk finish.

Long enjoyed as a breakfast tea in the United Kingdom, this hearty Assam stands up well to milk and sugar and can certainly be enjoyed as a stand-alone tea with no additions.

Assam Reserve Tea Type: Black Tea

Ingredients: black tea

Origin of Assam Reserve : India

Assam Reserve Caffeine Strength:

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3 oz.$12.95
40 Cups,  32 cents per cup
8 oz.$31.10
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1 oz. Reusable Tins

3 - 8 - 16 oz
black reseal bags

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Rich flavor (Monday, March 10, 2014)
Reviewer: Sharon

The rich flavor of this brew is good on a cold snowy day!

Strong and robust (Tuesday, March 04, 2014)
Reviewer: Iryna

For me the Indian black teas are superior. They ALWAYS taste good and satisfying. Different years' harvest taste a bit different of course but never disappointing. Thumbs up!!!!!

a great kick of caffeine (Wednesday, January 22, 2014)
Reviewer: Christopher

It has a wonderful taste as well. Will but again.

Too much caffeine (Sunday, December 15, 2013)
Reviewer: Sharon

Although this tea tastes fine, I am very sensitive to caffeine, so for me, this is not one that I can continue to use.

Strong (Sunday, December 08, 2013)
Reviewer: Brian

Very bold.......

Like this tea (Friday, August 30, 2013)
Reviewer: Sherry

This is a really good dark black tea. My favorite is the Nilgiri, but I also like this one for a change.

very good but too pricey (Saturday, July 06, 2013)
Reviewer: Dean

This was my favorite milk and sugar tea for quite a while. I was glad to see it back after being "temporarily" out of stock for about forever. Full bodied and malty, the way I like it. It just didn't seem quite as good this time around, I can't put my finger on why. The main reason I'm giving it a lower score though is that the price has gotten outrageous. It's good but not that good.

A+ (Monday, July 01, 2013)
Reviewer: mary

a great strong and full bodied black tea , a great morning cup

Assam Reserve (Saturday, June 22, 2013)
Reviewer: Jim

Ever since my trip to India, I love and seek out this tea. Although not quite as good as the Gold Leaf Assam in India, the delivery charges are less than going to India to get more. Thanks for having it available.

It's a champion! (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)
Reviewer: Iryna

This is REALLY outstanding Indian classic black tea! It has a lot of whitish top youngest tea leaves in it, which makes it taste sooooo wonderful! Reminded me Three Elephants black Indian tea taste from my childhood.

Nice and strong (Friday, February 03, 2012)
Reviewer: Brian

What a great tea with a little mint on ice!

Not bad (Wednesday, December 28, 2011)
Reviewer: Andrew

It's good but I like the bohea a lot better.

Assam Reserve - Delicious & Satisfying Brew (Saturday, September 17, 2011)
Reviewer: Evelyn

The Assam Reserve is everything I wanted in an Assam tea: full-bodied, aromatic and with a woodsy aftertaste. Very delicious, either hot or iced! Highly recommended!

ANOTHER GOOD INDIAN BLACK (Monday, May 02, 2011)
Reviewer: Michael


Number One (Saturday, March 12, 2011)
Reviewer: Jamie

There is a reason this tea won the number one hot tea award.

Assam Reserve (Monday, March 07, 2011)
Reviewer: Joanne

It was OK for me...I prefer the Puerh.

Great Basic Black Tea (Friday, February 25, 2011)
Reviewer: Kyle

I received a sample of this with one of my orders, I was eager to try a pure Indian Assam tea since I had not experienced it on its own before. I was pleasantly surprised with it and would certainly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a fine black tea and will definitely consider getting it again. The easiest way to describe the flavor is to think of English Breakfast tea. The distinctive mellow, sweet flavor of that blend comes from this tea is the prominent flavor in that blend. The sweetness is just a bit more pronounced when it is in it's pure form like this, and the overall tea is a bit lighter in characteristic as well. It's an easy tea to have hot or cold and lends itself well to blending with other teas (I've tried with the Rosy Earl Grey and Organic Rooibos so far, both great). Definitely not one to overlook.

assam reserve (Friday, February 18, 2011)
Reviewer: Linda

Assam tea is truly one of my favorite teas. I love the body and the mouth feel it leaves. Always a "go to" tea for me.

Assam Reserve Tea (Sunday, January 16, 2011)
Reviewer: Svetlana

This tea has very smooth and mild taste, I prefer to drink this tea in the middle of the day.

Tea with Milk (Monday, October 25, 2010)
Reviewer: Donna

I received this as one of my samples, now i have to order it for my stock. Once in a while, I want milk with my tea. I picked this as a sample because it stated stands well with milk. My first cup was without milk, and my 2nd cup was with milk. I can drink it either way, but with milk it was a smooth cup of tea.

good tea (Wednesday, July 14, 2010)
Reviewer: Rita

Really a nice tea. Clear flavor.

A very nice tea (Friday, June 25, 2010)
Reviewer: Janice

I ordered this for my husband, but found it to be very much to my liking.

Tea Basic #3 (Friday, May 28, 2010)
Reviewer: Rebecca

I bought this as a sample along with their Keemun and Ceylon OP. My goal was to discover the unique properties of each one so that I could identify them within blends. I recommend doing the same to discover the basis for so many blends. I immediately recognized the scent of the brewed cup from other blends. It's sharp and the taste has a kick. As the cup cools it starts to get a nice sweetness to it. The second steep was even sweeter. I would look to other more experienced Assam drinkers for a more accurate star rating since this is my only experience with straight-up Assam.

Smooth (Thursday, May 20, 2010)
Reviewer: Joanne

This tea is very smooth and mild in taste. I really enjoy it every now and then. I prefer something a little stronger for every day.

A Good Assam (Friday, May 07, 2010)
Reviewer: Stephanie

But the scent is malty and Guinness-like…a bit biscuity. The color is a deep, very reddish amber. The taste is all malt, slightly sweet and bready—but very astringent and drying in the mouth.

Nice Flavor (Monday, April 19, 2010)
Reviewer: Jodi

I don't drink alot of black teas but I found this one very nice.

Assam Reserve (Monday, April 12, 2010)
Reviewer: Greg

I received a sample with my Ceylon OP1 order so in comparing the two, the Assam is similar in flavor but a bit richer and bolder. This Assam is similar to the Ceylon in it's smoothness. I would need to have more cups to really have an opinion but still a good cup.

The best! (Saturday, March 06, 2010)
Reviewer: Cheryl

I love this tea. I can't get enough of the smooth, full flavor. I drink it black, cream only or cream and sugar. Thanks for bringing it to the US.

Favorite (Monday, February 15, 2010)
Reviewer: Tommy

Assam Reserve is my favorite tea. It is a smooth, full-bodied tea that tastes great on its own, meaning no milk or sugar is required. At work, I usually sip this tea all morning long and its taste holds up as it cools down to room temperature. I’m looking forward to trying this iced.

Superb Assam (Sunday, February 07, 2010)
Reviewer: Tyler

I really enjoyed this tea! It's malty, like a Ceylon, but this one is lighter and I think more flavorful than other malty teas. It was slightly astringent on the first steep. But any steeping after that was heavenly. I really liked how mellow and malty this tea is. As most malty teas it takes milk and a sweetener well. I prefer drinking it straight. If you like black tea you can not go wrong this this amazing Assam tea! It's easy to identify this as an award winning tea.

outstanding Assum (Sunday, January 31, 2010)
Reviewer: Nancy Doke Harrison

This is an outstanding tea, strong robust and yet mild. Truly it is a winner.

Amazing. (Sunday, January 10, 2010)
Reviewer: Katie

I got this tea as a free sample and let me say it is a fantastic tea. I am pretty picky when it comes to an Assam tea, but this one was such a pleasant surprise. The aroma is gorgeous and the taste was naturally sweet. It had a very nice aftertaste. My only complaint (which isn't really a complaint) is that one heaping teaspoon isn't usually dark enough for me. I have to use a little bit more to get my desired strength, but hey what's new? Overall this is a wonderful tea and as I have just ran out of my sample, I am ordering more.

Assam Reserve (Saturday, October 10, 2009)
Reviewer: Joanne

I can definitely see why this World Tea Champion. It is so smooth. Simply wonderful!

Not enjoyable (Sunday, October 04, 2009)
Reviewer: Marilyn

Very weak flavor with an unpleasant aroma. We would definitely not order this again. Very little character.

Assam Reserve (Monday, July 20, 2009)
Reviewer: Nancy Doke Harrison

Outstanding smooth and rich with no bitter aftertaste.

Assam Reserve (Wednesday, July 08, 2009)
Reviewer: Diana

This is a very smooth tea leaves no after taste. Wonderful taste!

Best Black Tea (Saturday, April 21, 2007)
Reviewer: Edith

I have been labeled a tea snob by my friends because of how picky I am about my tea. I can only imagine what others say about me. Assam Harmutty is the best tea I've tasted so far. It is strong, but not bitter. Try it after brewing it in a Yixing teapot and you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. It is that good!

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