Can anybody identify this tea?

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

Can anybody identify this tea?

Postby llopis » Jul 23rd, '07, 03:25

I just saw this tea at my local ethnic market, but I'm puzzled as to what it is. Anybody has any idea what type of tea or quality I might expect from it?

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Postby shen » Jul 23rd, '07, 05:13

I just saw this in one of our local Indian markets, as well. I was told by the proprietor that it is a poor quality Darjeeling.
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Postby Space Samurai » Jul 23rd, '07, 08:31

We used to carry it and another that was just packaged just like it. I can't remember which one I had, but its a pound of tea for five bucks, so it's pretty low quality. Its all CTC. Think lipton tea bags.
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Postby kimber45acp » Aug 12th, '07, 23:28

Its actually pretty good Assam from India.
If it says Barooti, then its broken leaf quality Assam. That usually means its good for a quick and strong brew.
If it says Kalami, then its TGFOP quality Assam. A bit more flavorful then the previous one and not as strong, but still a bold Assam.

I actually find these Assam's to be very flavorful and bold Assam's. Good if you're on a budget and enjoy multiple cups of black tea daily.
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Postby Space Samurai » Aug 12th, '07, 23:38

At $5 a pound, good in this instance is very subjective.
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