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 Tea 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".BOP
Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.High
IngredientsAssam Black Tea
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 90-100 Degrees C
- 0.07 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 3-5 min
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.
This is a solid CTC breakfast offering. It brews up strong with an interesting "spicy" scent. However, I think the freshness of this tea is over sold. I've made two orders of 5 total tea packets and each one was packaged over a year previously. The boxes contained amazon coupons expired by more than 6 months! The marketing material implies this is rushed to your door from India, but that has not been my experience, at least in the United States.
I love the Applause Assam CTC. It’s earthy malty flavor is well rounded and never bitter. I would love to see the company sell in larger batches. My only bother is all the package waste. I do recycle what I can in the mean time. So delicious I’ll keep buying!!
I have enjoyed everything that I've ever purchased from Vahdam. They have become by go to vender for orthodox black teas. They offer excellent teas that aren't overpriced. I'll keep coming back for more.
A brief review as Vahdam offer quality teas with excellent service, delivery to Denmark was very prompt. I wonder if perhaps the re-sealable bag could be left out to save a little packaging, I'm happy to use a bag clip on the vacuum sealed bag once opened. Thank you for wonderful teas.
I love the smooth flavor of this everyday tea. It reminds me of my friend Arup from the Assam area of India. This is similiar to the teas he served me. This is a very good wake up first cuppa tea in the morning. I really am impressed with the varying types of tea available. I love trying the new black tea and have found a close friend from Scotland who is sharing my staff of first flush....my brewing techniques resulted in bitter tea. Shiona loves the tea...win win for both of us.