Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Our Assam Dimakusi Tea is a perfect example of some of the finest quality tea leaves to originate from the famous Indian district. The Dimaskusi Tea estate was established on 15th February 1900, under the Williamson Magor Company. Situated near the Bhutan hills to the north, the rivers Kala and Nonai to the north-east, and the township of Khairbari to the south-west, this century old estate boasts a vast and well-kept garden, renowned for its excellent teas.
This Assam Loose Tea is often considered slightly stronger than its other Assamese counterparts, yet it is still easily recognisable as a trademark brew lovingly created in the beating heart of the Indian tea industry.
Not only is the District of Assam acclaimed for its tea production, but for likewise being the birthplace of Indian Tea, as a whole. In fact, in 1823, Robert Bruce, a Scottish adventurer and merchant, discovered the Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica growing in abundance near the town of Rangpur (present day Sivasagar).
After stumbling upon this incredible find, Bruce proceeded to talk with a number of Chiefs from the Singpho tribe, the indigenous population of the region to confirm that the plant was what he believed it to be. He was correct, and so he passed on specimens to his brother, C.A. Bruce, for further examination. Tragically, Robert Bruce would not see the fruits of his labour, and in 1824, just one year after his discovery, he would die without fully witnessing the District of Assam flourish from his work.
In spite of this, his younger brother was able to pass on the seeds from the Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica plant to the Calcutta Botanical Gardens. This establishment was then able to officially confirm the findings, which were soon made public – and thereafter, the Indian Tea Industry was triumphantly kickstarted!
In the late 1830’s, ‘The Assam Company’ was established in England, with C.A. Bruce remaining a key figure, despite his brother’s untimely demise. By 1862, the Assam Tea industry comprised of 160 gardens, which were owned by five public companies, and 57 private companies. Less than 100 years later, however, when India rightfully obtained its Independence, many of these companies would change from British, to Indian hands.
To this day, these Indian-owned gardens boast some of the finest quality teas on the planet, with the Dimakusi Estate, along with over 100 other Assamese establishments, contributing to 55% of India’s total tea output!
Type of tea: Loose Leaf Assam Tea. Leaf Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Origin: The Dimaskusi Estate, Udalguri, Assam.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Assam Dimakusi Tea is a popular choice with the addition of milk, however, you may also consider honey, or even lemon as equally delicious accompaniments! If that isn’t to your taste, then this beverage can also be served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Mesmerising from the very first sip, this brew is strong and full-bodied, yet smooth and refreshing. While this beverage is everything you would expect from an Assam Tea, it also offers delicate grassy notes; reminiscent of the beautiful landscape in which it is grown.
Colour in Cup: Deep, coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Assam Tea: Scientific Studies have proven that all Assam Tea including our very own Assam Dimakusi Tea is jam-packed full of incredible antioxidants. These compounds, along with others found in Assam tea, have the ability to aid with mental alertness and oral health, as well as improving the Cardiovascular System, fighting infection, and even reducing fat intake! Further to this, Assam Teas contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals, which can provide you with an additional boost!
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Heart
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime