Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to explore the incredible world of Assam Tea. With its light malty notes and honey-like aroma, this luxurious beverage is a very popular choice among our customers, and can offer some of the finest flavours of the renowned Indian state! India shares a long and expansive history with tea which dates back hundreds of years. However, Assam Teas in particular, are some of most highly sought-after beverages in the world, with our House Assam Tea being no exception!
Where is Assam Tea Grown
Situated in North-East India, the district of Assam has been home to some of the world’s most delectable teas for centuries. The tropical climate brings seasonal rains, sweltering heat and high humidity, which largely accounts for the year-round quality of teas grown within its boundaries, (only temporarily slowing during the Monsoon season).
With well over 4,000 tea gardens and estates located across Assam, it is no surprise that the state has become one of the largest tea growing regions in India, producing more than 400 million kilos of tea annually!
The Smith’s family links with Assam go back to the mid 1920’s when the grandfather of Richard Smith, Mr Robert Stammers sailed to India to start a life working on the tea estates, ultimately becoming the Manager of the famous Behora Tea Estate.
Although the Camellia Sinensis plant is native to India, as well as China, it was not until the early-mid 19th Century that the tea industry in India really kicked off. Before then, however, it is largely considered that indigenous Indians might have consumed the plant’s leaves for medicinal properties as part of their day-to-day diet.
The discovery of Assam Tea as a consumable beverage has been credited to Robert Bruce, who noticed the plant growing wild in the hills near Rangpur in 1823 and soon sent the leaves to the botanical gardens for identification.
By 1839, the country’s first tea growing company had already been established, which subsequently led to India’s industry exploding onto the scene as Assam tea quickly acquired a name for itself.
Over 100 years later, when the nation obtained its independence from British rule in 1947; Assam, as well as every other tea growing region continued to boom, with a rapid increase in exports occurring over the course of the 20th Century.
Today, Assam teas have retained their significance within the worldwide tea industry and now contribute around 55% of India’s overall tea exports!
Type of Tea: Black Loose Leaf Orthodox Tea.
Origin: The state of Assam, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: The choice is yours with this delightful beverage! While milk is a popular with Assam tea, this particular Tea would likewise taste delicious with the addition of lemon or honey. Alternatively, consider enjoying the rich flavours of this tea without any optional extras.
Tasting Notes: Lingering malty flavours are prominent within this indulgent beverage as its smooth taste delicately massages your palette. Often drunk as a morning tea or used in blends to create an English Breakfast Tea.
Colour in Cup: Brown liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Assam Tea
All Assam teas contain high levels of antioxidants which can improve blood circulation and help reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease. Due to their high caffeine content, Assam teas are also good for mental alertness.