Assam Golden Tip Loose Leaf

A traditional India Black Tea from the celebrated tea region, boasting bright golden tips—a sign of fine plucking.
$7.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
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  • Flavor Notes
    strong, malty
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    India
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Sku ID #509193

Caffeine Level

Assam Golden Tip Loose Leaf
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Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 4 Minutes

Ingredients

Black tea leaves

How It Tastes

Assam Golden Tip Tea has a perfectly balanced sweet malty aroma with a strong, rich taste, which makes it an ideal breakfast tea. Excellent with a splash of milk. The leaf is a bold Broken style, allowing for quick infusion, dense body, and bright red color.

History

From the moment the first lots sold at the 1839 London auction, Assam tea has maintained its dominance among British tea blends. Golden Tip’s namesake leaves turn color during the peak quality period of the second flush, adding a pop of gold among the rich, black leaves. Our Assam Golden Tip black tea is a blend of hand-selected lots grown by the Brahmaputra River at the foot of the Himalayas in Assam, India. 

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (10)
Average rating:
(10)
Kevin
from Berkeley, CA on 4/4/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1982.

Very disappointed in the quality of tea from Peet's aka Mighty Leaf. Peet's used to have very nice teas, Assam being one of them. The Assam Extra Fancy was one of my favorites. Sadly this Assam Golden Tip is a mere shadow of what it used to be,. It tastes so flat and doesn't have that distinctive maltiness that better Assams possess.

I tried to remain loyal (why?), but today I finally decided to stop buying Peet's teas. Fortunately I found a couple of tea purveyors with outstanding teas.

Dani
from Livermore, CA on 2/4/2018.

I miss Peet's tea .. it had flavor which Mighty Leaf does not. I'm not sure why the decision was to dump the tea everyone liked. I've found a new source for buying tea .. I'm very disappointed with Peet's.

Rebecca
from Lake Oswego, OR on 6/25/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2008i.

Agree with other reviewers that the Assam golden tip is a shadow of its former self. Weaker, less flavorful. Unfortunately that seems to be true of many of the loose leaf teas since the change over to Mighty Leaf. And my local stores carry fewer varieties of black teas than before. The better quality Assam - Extra Fancy - for example, is never available. Actively looking for a new source for loose leaf teas.

Kimberly
from Athens, OH on 11/16/2016. Drinking Peet's since the l.

Assam golden tip is my favorite! I buy it by the pound, and I have not found it to be any different under the Mighty Leaf brand.

Robin
from Fremont, CA on 7/20/2016. Drinking Peet's since 1992.

It is with great sadness that I learn Peet's is out of the tea business. I've been a customer for well over 20 years and it has been my go-to source for tea. The quality of Mighty Leaf is significantly lower that what Pete's provided. Unless the quality changes, I'm afraid Peet's has lost a long and loyal customer. What a disappointment.