REVIEW: The Tea Co – Assam Gold


Tea: Assam black tea from the Attabarie estate
Sample provided by: The Tea Co
Link to Golden Assam on The Tea Co website

Dry leaf:

– This tea has a beautiful dry leaf that is full of golden, wiry leaves

– The aroma of the dry leaf comes alive once it hits the warmed porcelain of a teapot. I detected notes of freshly harvested wheat

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a dark copper-coloured liquor that has a sweet, blueberry-like aroma

– The liquor is well balanced – smooth, but  with a subtle hint of astringency

– It is a medium-bodied tea that has a sweet, malty flavour


– Infuse three and half minutes to drink without milk, or four to five minutes to take with. You will get two solid infusions out of this tea

– While I think this is a versatile tea that could be taken at breakfast with milk or on its own in the afternoon, I do prefer it without milk. Its malty, sweet flavour is not completely masked by adding milk, but the milk does not enhance it. Play around with the tea and see what you like



Retail price: £6.50 for 50 grams / £12.30 for 100 grams

About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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