Ahmand Tea in UK and in Russia

Hi!
I live in Russia and like United Kingdom. ;)
Our TV advertisement presents a tea named "Ahmad Tea" as follows: "True English Tea", "English people drink only Ahmad Tea" and etc...
Is it true or false? Do English people like to drink this "Ahmad Tea" ?
Reply to
Alex
Ahmad is a tea company located in London. It primarily sells standard market teas to the Arabic World. I have some labeling with Arabic and Russian so their market isn't strictly Arabic. I go screaming when I get near a cup of Earl Gray but their stuff I actually like. In the commercial brands you can't beat their prices, taste, selection. I can't vouch for their marketing in Britain but I've never seen their label in European stores here in the US.
Jim
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Space Cowboy
Hi,
Your comment is very interesting but what about UK ? This summer, I was in Spain and didn't see this trade mark in Spanish supermarkets.
By the way, "Ahmad Tea" is the best of low-price teas in Russia. His taste looks good for me but I am confused about aggressive advertisment "Ahmad Tea is the best English tea" ;-)
Yours sincerely, Alexey K. Russia
their label in European stores here in the US.
Reply to
Alex
Hi,
Your comment is very interesting but what about UK ? This summer, I was in Spain and didn't see this trade mark in Spanish supermarkets.
By the way, "Ahmad Tea" is the best of low-price teas in Russia. His taste looks good for me but I am confused about aggressive advertisment "Ahmad Tea is the best English tea" ;-)
Yours sincerely, Alexey K. Russia
their label in European stores here in the US.
Reply to
Alex
Wow, cool that you're writing from Russia! Well, to answer you from an American perspective, from when I was visiting people in England the black tea seemed in line with what they would like. Here I have only seen Ahmad tea in Middle Eastern stores.
May I ask, where you are, is it still possible to get the tea from Georgia? That was what really got me started to liking tea; the flavor was so nice. Then it became hard to get, and it's been my understandig now that in Russia you all are drinking Lipton's yellow label; I couldn't believe it when I heard, since, at least in my view, you have a perfectly good product over there (though I appreciate that the situation with the civil war might have impacted on this). It will be interesting to know your take on this, please; thanks. It would be great to be able to get the Georgian tea from someplace, because the Russian Caravan I've had just is not the same. Katya.
Hi!
I live in Russia and like United Kingdom. ;)
Our TV advertisement presents a tea named "Ahmad Tea" as follows: "True English Tea", "English people drink only Ahmad Tea" and etc...
Is it true or false? Do English people like to drink this "Ahmad Tea" ?
Reply to
kathy brandt
If I remember correctly, on each box of Ahmad tea it says the HQ is London, so it's surprising you can't find it in Scotland. I've also seen Ahmad teas in Tesco stores all over Central Europe, so I assume they're available in the domestic UK stores as well. As far as quality goes, I always thought it was pretty crappy tea; I used to buy it when nothing better was available. The tea bags always seemed to skimp on tea and I had to use two per cup.
Bert
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Bert Fuller
"Bert Fuller" wrote :
In tea bags? Crapy?
I found their loose tea, « English Tea No.1 » « Earl Grey » excellent.
Reply to
Julie C.
"Alex" wrote :
I'm sure their advertisment is meant to say : "The Ahmad Tea brand is, in our own interested opinion, the best English style tea blend you can buy in Russia at that price." :-)
Reply to
Julie C.
"Bert Fuller" wrote :
Depending on the air tightness of the packaging, tea bags tend to evaporate and loose their flavor.
But maybe you don't like the bergamot flavor in Earl Grey blends?
Reply to
Julie C.
Hi,
Georgian tea seems to be not available in stores where I live. I don't drink Georgian tea since Georgia became an independent state in 1991. But what I drank until 1991 - this was not to be good Georgian tea. Maybe, HQ Georgian teas are made only for export.
Yes, you are right. Yellow label Lipton tea is very popular in Russia. Moreover, I read in the news that some criminal people make a "fake" Lipton tea (with the same box as real Lipton box) out of non-quality Georgian and Ceylon tea. ;-)
Also we drink "Brook Bond" and Russian teas. Russian teas are actually teas from India. Anyway, Russian very like to drink tea. When I was in Spain, Russian drank tea more than Spanish, French and German people in a buffet of hotel where I lived ;)
I will try to search Georgian tea in our supermarkets for you but I suspect that this will be without success :-(
Yours sincerely, Alexey K. Russia Volgograd (ex-Stalingrad) city
> Wow, cool that you're writing from Russia! > It would be great to be able to get the Georgian tea from > someplace, because the Russian Caravan I've had just is not the same.
Reply to
Alex
Hi,
That's true but Russia is very big country and has many people with low-salary. If Russian would have the same salary as French, we may drink more tea ;)
Yours sincerely, Alexey K. Russia
Reply to
Alex
I'm curious. What is the language on the label? I've seen Russian+English or Arabic+Engish but no English only. Here in the US I can find any brand of tea if I shop the ethnic stores even RedRose and TopChoice.
Jim
Reply to
Space Cowboy
My two favorites are their Assam long leaf Ghalami and short leaf Barooti. Easily the best commerical Assam on the market at $5/500g for either. I've never seen any teabags only loose. I first mentioned how excellent I thought their Earl Grey many years back in the ng. It's the only version I can actually drink and enjoy.
Jim
> "Bert Fuller" wrote : > > As far as quality goes, I always thought it > > was pretty crappy tea; I used to buy it when nothing better was > available. > > The tea bags always seemed to skimp on tea and I had to use two per cup. > > In tea bags? Crapy? > > I found their loose tea, « English Tea No.1 » « Earl Grey » excellent.
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Space Cowboy
"Space Cowboy"asked about AHmad Tea
Full description in English, Japanese, French and Spanish.
Ingredients and "Best before" date in English, French, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Portugese(?), Serb(?), German, Spanish, Polish
Reply to
Julie C.
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Reply to
Julie C.
Well, it's true that the Ahmad teabags are not individually wrapped (and are stringless -- ergh!), but at least the first one would be relatively memorable if the tea were any good. As far as Earl Grey goes in general, I love it and have sampled many brands and variations. I most recently tasted the Stash Tea Earl Grey *in teabags* and found it to be excellent; far superior to the Twinings Earl Grey bags next to it on the shelf, for instance. Bert
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Bert Fuller
snipped-for-privacy@kevga.com (Alex) writes:
Since you're writing from Russia, I wonder if you've seen the Russian Tea HOWTO
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and, if so, what do you think of it?
/Lew
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Lewis Perin

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