Applause CTC Assam Black Tea, 12oz/340g

Loose Leaf

170 Cups

The epitome of strength and briskness, pure second flush CTC teas from the best estates in Upper Assam made during the peak of summer
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    • Strong, bold & flavour black tea leaves, sourced directly from high elevation tea plantations in India
    • A robust, rich & aromatic English tea
    • Blended with 100% Real Herbs & Spices
    • Garden Fresh Teas Direct From The Finest Estates
    • Packed At Source In India
    About the Tea
    Sourced by VAHDAM India directly from the tea estate, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the US. Teas, as fresh as in the gardens.
    High Caffeine
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    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark-coppery with hues of shiny black granulated leaves, tightly-curled with an amazing evenness
    Aroma - Toasty and nutty, with profound notes of malty caramel that sings all through, and a soft hum of pine
    Taste - Full-bodied and well-rounded cup, with superlative briskness and strength, characteristic sweetness of honeysucklee at the mid-palate, fruity-floral notes around the edges, and a flourishing finish of cedar
    Steeping Instructions

    Temperature 85-90 C / 194-212 F


    90-100 C/ 194-212 F


    Leaves 2g


    Steeping 5 minutes


    Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste


    To be served without milk.


    Best Consumed - Hot

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the shelf life of products?

    All Vahdam Teas have a shelf-life of 3 years from the Date of Picking/Harvest. The 'Date of Expiry' are mentioned on the bottom of all our boxes.

    Where are your Teas from?

    We source our teas from over 150 renowned 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 the Teas packaged?

    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. Post 10+ quality checkpoints for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. these are vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminum-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperature-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Further, required quantities are packed in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 70 reviews
    Eduardo Miguel Costa
    Very late delivery

    Unfortunately I got very bad experience with your delivery system. It took three weeks to get my delivery plus several emails asking for information about it. In the end, I got my delivery expedited by Amazon Germany and not from India like you inform in your website. Once it came from Germany it’s no reasons to take so much time to get it. I would like to be able to place new orders, once your product has good quality but I’m not up to pass through all of this unknown about my order and unsafe feeling purchase.

    Bernardo Alves
    Day by day tea

    I found this tea better in smell than taste. I would classify it as a medium tea

    Patricia O'Callaghan
    CTC Assam

    This tea is full of flavour, nice and strong. Very satisfying!

    Bromley Basford
    Applause for Assam CTC

    I just received another 750 gms of Vahdam’s Applause Assam CTC and as usual, I am completely satisfied. It is my daily, early morning wake-up! or I use it to boost the flavour of Masala Chai to my taste…. it is always delivers.

    Kristijan Tkalec
    Very strong, but tasteful

    My first time drinking Assam tea from Vahdam. I expected bigger leafs, as they are in Darjeeling selection, but otherwise very tasteful tea. I would recommend it as an afternoon tea with milk.

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    Applause CTC Assam Black Tea, 12oz/340g

    Applause CTC Assam Black Tea, 12oz/340g