Assam Tea Bags

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions
Description

Enjoy the most famous Tea in India - brought to you in convenient, quality-assured Assam Tea Bags. Tea Connoisseurs from around the world adore Assam Tea for its strong malty notes like no other. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we feel the same way.

This particular Tea won the GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2006 - SILVER. It comes from the Sewpur Estate in Assam, India, where producers grow it using only natural methods. Want a tasty, wholesome Tea that is also sustainable? Look no further than our Assam Tea Bags.

What is Assam Tea?

Assam Tea originates from the north-eastern state of the same name. The northern Himalayas, the Brahmaputra plains and the Deccan plateau surround the region of Assam, creating one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world.

It experiences heavy rainfall (2,500-3,000 mm annually) and high humidity throughout the year. These make perfect conditions for growing Assam Tea.

Sewpur Assam Tea Estate

The Sewpur Tea Estate cultivates beautiful, productive gardens on the plains of the Dibrugarh district, Assam. It has a reputation for growing and producing quality Organic Teas that support the local ecosystem.

Tea workers have access to many facilities including housing, schools and recreational buildings readily available through the Estate's initiative.

History of Assam Tea

Until 1823, just over 200 years ago, Assam Tea didn't exist. This may sound like a long time, but compare it to Green Tea, which has existed since 2737 BCE! By comparison, Assam Tea is, indeed, a relatively new discovery!

A Scottish adventurer named Robert Bruce discovered Assam Tea in 1823. Before then, the British Raj had attempted to grow the Chinese Camellia sinensis var sinensis plant. However, these experimented failed. The discovery made by Bruce paved the way for an Indian Tea Industry. The country hasn't looked back since!

Today, Assam is one of the three central Tea-growing regions of India. It accounts for 55% of India's total Tea output. The Sewpur Estate is one of many estates producing quality Assam Tea. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we select only the best for our customers. This very much applies to our Assam Tea Bags.

Useful Information 

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: The Sewpur Estate, Assam, Northeast India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Consider milk, sugar, honey or lemon. However, we recommend serving it black.

Tasting Notes: This beverage has a malty-earthy fusion of flavour. This is followed by a smooth, slightly sweet finish.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.

Black Tea Benefits

Black Tea can enhance cognitive function. This is according to a study conducted at the University of Singapore and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The research project saw some 2,500 participants aged 55 or over undergo cognitive measuring. Two years later, scientists remeasured those involved.

The results established that participants who drunk two or three cups of Black Tea a day had a 55% lower chance of suffering from cognitive decline. Those who drank six to ten cups a day, meanwhile, had up to a 63% lower chance.

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Medium
  • Options
    Options
    Tea Bags
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening