Assam Extra Fancy by the Pound

Item No. 509556

Available: Online Exclusive

Price:   $52.95
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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
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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.

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

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.

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

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.

  • Trissy 5/25/16
  • San Diego, CA
Rating

This tea is my soulmate.

  • Bren C. , drinking Peet's since n/a 4/21/16
Rating

After Peet's Tea changed to Mighty Leaf, Assam Extra Fancy is no longer available in store. My husband and I were so disappointed. We went to Peet's just for tea but Assam Extra Fancy was discontinued. Seemed there is no reason to stop by Peet's anymore as we are tea drinkers. I was thrilled to see Assam Extra Fancy available in online store and I immediately purchased a pound. Sadly, I was disappointed as the tea is not as good as before. The color, boldness, fragrance are not the same. I miss Peet's tea!

Employee Reviews

2016-07-29 02:03:43

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