We are particularly fond of large-leaf, orthodox Assam teas, and Kama Black is a classic example of this style of tea manufacture.
It is very exciting to have this tea back in our line-up after too many years without it. Our 2021 version of Assam Kama Black is just slightly smaller in overall size than it was the last time we were able to source this delicious tea (2018); however, our current offering is even more glorious than its predecessor due to the excellence of this year’s harvest.
Tea Trekker’s Assam Kama Black tea is malty in flavor but also very clean and jewel-like in the cup. The tea is comprised of large, fine leaves that have been given a slender twist, highlighted with a small amount of contrasting tip. Both the leaf and the tips become more apparent when the tea is steeped. In many ways, this leaf is the perfect size for a modern black tea. It is large enough to be considered ‘large’, without being so large that it is difficult to measure, and it is small enough to be totally ‘user friendly’ in every way.
The steeped tea has the classic Assam malty flavor, but the tea liquor is a clear, claret-amber color and is jewel-like in the cup. The overall flavor is deep and yet the style is bright – a winning combination in a large leaf Assam tea. There is a slightly raisin-y and nutty taste that lays over the core flavor that is clean and refreshing. The aroma is straightforward and somewhat light, with absolutely no ‘must’ evident in the focused aromatic.
Tasting Notes: see the accordion drop-down under ‘Steeping Instructions’