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Smoky Assam Souchong Black Tea

This unique, rare blend has an oakwood smoked liquor with soothing undertones of a wild forest.
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $9.99
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $9.99

$9.99

3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups

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Tea TypeThere are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.
OriginIt refers to the tea growing region where this tea has been sourced from.
Flush / SeasonIt refers to the season in which this tea was harvested. First Flush refers to Spring & Second flush refers to summer.
EstateIt refers to the specific plantation/garden where this tea has be sourced from.
InvoiceTea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growin in batches which are referred to the invoice number. An invoice numbers enurses that the single estate tea is 100% pure and genuine. The invoice is awarded to every batch by the tea estate itself.
Date of PickingIt refers to the date on which this tea was harvested from the tea plant and is not the date of packaging. Date of Packaging is the specific date on which the teas are finally packaged in our unit.
Grade​T​ea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves​. ​The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"​ i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1​, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".
SpecialityIt refers to weather this tea is from a specific single plantation or a special blend of teas from multiple estates & plantations curated by our Master Blenders. ​
CaffeineThe caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.
Know your Tea

Tea Type There are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.

Black Tea

Grade ​T​ea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves​. ​The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"​ i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1​, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".

SFTGFOP1

Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.

High

Ingredients

Smoky Assam Black Tea
Tasting Notes A specialty blend, from the divine region of Assam, soaked in an enticing aroma of Oakwood smoke. A malty Assam summer tea sourced from aged chi-nary bushes that results in a lively cup! The blackish-brown long leaves are loosely hand-rolled and are interspersed with treasured buds. It carries the impressive aroma of black tea cured in oak wood smoke and a pleasant fragrance of frost flowers. The bright amber liquor is smoky and features notes of oak wood fire in the front and the soothing undertones of a forest. A cup of unique character and a lovely mouthfeel.
Preperation Instructions
  • Water
  • CO2 Filtered Water
  • Temperature
  • 90-100 Degrees C
  • Serving
  • 0.176 oz | 2 gm
  • Steep Time
  • 3-5 min

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is Black Tea good for health?
    Black Tea has specific antioxidants, including catechins and polyphenols, which have been linked to reduce the risk of certain type of cancers. Increased evidence shows that these antioxidants in black tea have been known to reduce atherosclerosis in women (clogged arteries) in women.
  • How to brew a good cup of Black Tea?
    In order to brew a good cup of black tea, take some oxygen-rich, fresh water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. For a single cup of black tea, take 1 teaspoon (2 grams) of black tea in a teapot. Pour the freshly boiled 180-200 ml of water over the leaves in the teapot. Cover and let it steep for 3-5 minutes according to your taste preference (longer the steeping time, stronger is the tea). Add in Milk and sugar as per your taste and liking!
  • Which harvest teas do you use in your blends?
    All our premium blends are made of a variety of garden-fresh, superior quality teas sourced from their native region. We procure all our teas in their respective prime-harvest seasons, which differ according to the tea type, place of origin, season etc. Procuring these teas during their prime harvest periods means that we get the best quality teas which have an enhanced flavor, character, and freshness.
  • Where do you source your teas from?
    We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim.
  • How are your teas packed?
    After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centres located in various parts of the world.

Customer Reviews

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K.L.
5/5

Smoky Assam Souchong Black Tea

Hi Kristin Lockhart Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback & for being a part of the VAHDAM tea family. Hope to keep serving you with our collection of garden fresh teas.
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D.L.
A Smoky Delight!

Funny that at least one reviewer didn't like the smokiness of this tea - I'm exactly the opposite. My lovely wife gave me a sampler of Vahdam teas, and after my first taste of the Smoky Assam I'm ordering 3 tins of it. Deeee-licious!

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M.Š.
Great find, similar, yet different, to Lapsang Souchong

Apart from Assam and Darjeeling, Lapsang Souchong (or its smokier brother Tarry Souchong) also have a firm spot in my tea cupboard. As such, it should come to no surprise that I simply had to try the Smoky Assam.

I find it less earthy and more woody and fruity than the Lapsang Souchong, which is a very interesting twist on this old classic. The amount of smoke is just enough and not as high as e.g. a Tiger Tea.

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L.S.
I like it!

Just the right amount of smokiness

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P.
Wonderful smoky aroma/flavor

My first time trying "real" tea, I purchased a Vahdam black tea sampler pack, on Amazon and I was not disappointed....all of the teas were so flavorful and different than "commercial" teas. This Smoky Assam was indeed smoky! I imagine it isn't for everyone, but if you like a tea that has a very smoky aroma and flavor, this should not disappoint. Definitely on my list of Vahdam teas to purchase again. I am certainly no connoisseur of teas, but I cannot imagine anyone just starting out being disappointed in any of these Vahdam teas. I tried this brand over so many others because of their fair trade/mission statement.