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Assam Extra Fancy by the Pound

Price: $52.95
As India Black Teas go, excellent whole leaf Assam is rare. We secure the best lots from the Calcutta Auction.
Flavor Notes:
A classic Assam: sturdy, deep and slightly sweet
About this tea

Tea story

We taste literally hundreds of Assam teas each year. It’s all worth it when we find that traditional bold pungency and sweet, malty depth that made Assam famous in the first place. Assam Extra Fancy features Flowery Orange Pekoe teas from the best gardens at the peak of the second flush, evident by the lovely golden tips. Enjoy hints of honey, toast and wood.

Brewing Tips

Steeping Instructions:
Start with a preheated cup or teapot.
Measure 1 heaping spoonful (3g) of tea for each cup of water.
Bring the water to a rolling boil; steep tea for 4 minutes.
Strain leaves while pouring.

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  • 4/2/17
  • Cynthia Towle
  • drinking Peet's since 25-ye
  • San Jose, CA

I've been drinking Assam Extra Fancy for well over 20-years, and like other reviewers I was saddened when Peets switched to Mighty Leaf. It's not the same. I was fortunate enough to buy several pounds before it ran out. I ran out and bought Mighty Leaf loose tea and was disappointed in the flavor. Also, I can't buy it off the shelf anymore. I still can fathom why Peets went to Might Leaf...

  • 3/31/17
  • Ine
  • drinking Peet's since forev
  • Pinole, CA

I love this tea and was so happy I could buy it on line since it was no longer available in stores. I drink black tea all day long with milk and sugar and this is my very favorite. Unlike the Golden tip Assam, when I put the milk in, the favor is still strong and true and not diluted as with the Golden Tip - I really hope you keep carrying this tea!!

  • 8/21/16
  • Ell Sidney
  • drinking Peet's since 25 +
  • Salt Lake City, UT

A loose leaf black tea drinker all my life, buying only the best black loose leaf tea, as did my father before me. I usually buy my tea from Canada, i.e. Canadian Breakfast tea, although good anytime and Queen Mary is another full-bodied black loose tea I buy from Canada. The flavor of the two Canafian teas has not changed over the past 25 years...staying true to their name and taste! These teas are Indian grown. Living in Portland, OR for more than 10 years, I also bought tea from Peets, namely Assam Golden tip and Pride of Port. Although these teas cannot measure up in true taste to the Canadian teas mentioned; but an excellent subsitute. I am now living in Salt Lake City, no Peets here...so I buy from a couple of tea shops that are very particular with purchasing true black traditional, no additives tea. Expensive yes, but black loose leaf tea is my drink of choice with cost being no concern. I was unaware, until reading Peets customer reviews that Peets was phasing out their tea component ...truly, truly sad.

  • 6/7/16
  • Steve F.
  • drinking Peet's since 1998
  • Richmond, CA

I was sad to see this disappear from the shelves of the local Peet's store, so I was glad to see it available on-line. The quality is excellent. To my palate it is fuller and richer than the off the shelf extra fancy. It is also an excellent value. I've paid 4 times the price for similar quality at a nearby boutique tea shop.

This is not a tea that screams, but it is a very satisfying rich cup.

  • 5/29/16
  • William D.
  • drinking Peet's since 1971
  • Bend, OR

I enjoyed this Assam. Not quite what I expected but good in it's own way. I did not like the fact that the tea had too many foreign particles.

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