Assam Black Teas from India
Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:27 PM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:54 AM
Of course, I also took a liking to mixing my kho-cha assam and darjeeling in the last year or so we were there...
I don't know if you can get Kho-Cha here, I haven't tried as I brought back a big pile when we came back to the us.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:37 AM
Call me Mr. Cheap, but I just buy packaged bulk Assam at an Indian grocery. Currently I'm working on a pound (or maybe half-kilo) bag of Nirav brand (Ive also used "Assam CTS Tea" from B&A and from Taj Food & Gifts). I like Assam because I can brew up a pot of it and I don't have to be concerned about it getting bitter as it stands. It's also pretty economical. And in hot weather, it makes good iced tea.
Although I don't generally use tea bags at home, I do when I'm traveling. I've found the Brook Bond "Taj Mahal Orange Pekoe" bags (which are some sort of blend of Assam teas) to be reliably good. They're full 2 gram tea bags, and again, pretty economical (about 4 cents apiece).
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:02 AM
Any other Assams to recommend?
Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:35 PM
Tea Time is where I purchased it. First I purchased the Assam Teas Sampler and liked the Sessa so much I ordered more.