Assam Tea is my personal choice of Origin.
I do like Assam loose leaf tea and it is my personal choice of origin. It has a malty and nutty flavour and has a rich red-brown colour. The quality of each batch seems to be consistent. It is leaf tea but is in a granular type form which is referred to as CTC (Crush Tear & Curl). You do get a little dust which incidentally is a grade of leaf following the grading process, but this does not bother me. Just make sure you use boiling water and let it brew to enjoy the perfect cup of tea.
Best loose leaf tea ever.
At last I've found a loose leaf tea that doesn't cost a fortune and tastes lovely! One scoop per person and one for the pot definitely makes the perfect cuppa. Only one improvement I would suggest, please sell it in bigger packs!
It's not "leaf tea", and it tastes awful
There are no tea leaves in this product, so I don't see how they can call it "leaf tea". The product is made of small balls of reconstituted "dust", which is the powder left over when the proper tea leaves have been separated out for sale to serious tea buyers. To be fair, this is exactly the same as Twinings, which is the other leading Assam tea available in most supermarkets. But both this Tesco Finest and the Twinings Assam are equally bad. I will be returning this to Tesco on the grounds that it tastes awful and that "leaf tea" is a misdescription.
Excellent value and flavour.
We only drink tea, no coffe, so having a well flavoured tea is important ti us. We have tried every brand of tea, and this is the best we have tasted. Plenty of flavour, clear and bright,and a decent price as well.
Tesco finest, Assam, Loose Leaf Tea WITHOUT a leaf
The tea consists of very very small balls of tea. In other words the description on the pack stating ' leaf' is totally incorrect and misleading.
Bought this having recently returned to using loose tea and the box of Twinning Assam tea we bought from the coop had been used up. Although slightly cheaper this is far inferior, particularly as it is much finer in grade and therefore lots of smaller bits get through the infuser that most modern teapots use which end up in your cup. However, the taste is also not on a par and sadly doesn't even compare with that of a decent teabag, so I will not be buying this again, which is a shame as it's the only loose tea that Tesco sell. Given they stock around 30 Twinnings products you would have thought that they would stock one of their loose tea products. Finest, this is not...
Teco have "updated" their packaging. Out with the environmentally friendly cardboard box - replaced with a non-recyclable plastic pouch. Seems all that stuff about "reducing our plastic usage" is a lie. Back to Sainsburys then.
This was probably the worst loose tea I have ever
This was probably the worst loose tea I have ever had. The tea is dust rather than leaves, and has no flavour. I would expect better tea in economy tea bags.
An excellent quality loose Assam tea
This is an excellent Assam loose tea and the relatively fine "ground" of the leaves is totally consistent with a quality tea of this kind. The flavour is extremely good; I choose to blend two packs of this with one pack of "standard" Tesco loose tea as it seems to suit our rather hard water.
Poor flavour and like dust.
I was very disappointed with this product. It was like dust more like the tea found in a tea bag. I would not recommend buying this. I could not even say that it had a good taste. Definitely not up to the usual Tesco finest.