Assam Tea Bags

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Assam Tea Bags
Assam Tea Bags

Brewing instructions

Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.

Brewing instructions
Description

The most famous tea in India brought to you in convenient, quality assam tea bags. Assam Tea is known and loved around the world. It’s easily recognised by its strong malty notes like no other. This wonderful tea is often blended with either Kenya or Ceylon Tea to make a strong, delicious breakfast-time brew. But if you prefer to keep things simple, then our Assam Tea 50 Tea Bags are the choice for you.

We have won the GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2006 - SILVER award for our very own brand of Assam Tea. A Single Estate Tea harvested from the Sewpur plantation in Assam, this beverage is grown using only natural methods. So, if you wish to enjoy your favourite brew with the satisfaction of supporting mother nature, then you needn’t look any further.

Assam Tea Tea Bags taste great while also maintaining sustainability. Better still, there are also health benefits to be had from consuming this tea. Assam Tea, as well as any other Black Tea, can improve cardiovascular health, enhance cognitive function, and even boost the metabolism, thus helping you to lose weight. Assam Tea can also reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes, and may provide you with many other health-promoting properties. There is only one way to find out: Buy Assam Tea 50 Tea Bags today and see what this beverage can do for your health, as well as your taste buds.

It’s hard to imagine a world without Assam Tea. And yet, until 1823, this was the case. Compared to China Black Tea, Indian Tea as a whole is considered by many to be “new”. It was discovered by Scottish explorer and merchant, Robert Bruce, during a diplomatic mission visiting local tribes in Assam. Bruce had clarified his findings with his brother, Charles Alexander Bruce, and by the following year, in 1824, the Calcutta Botanical Gardens had confirmed the existence of a new tea plant species known as Camellia sinensis var assamica.

Sadly, Robert Bruce died shortly before this, and never truly saw the fruits of his labour. However, his legacy prevailed, and by the 1830’s, ‘The Assam Company’ had been formed in England. This refined establishment, the headquarters of which is based in Nazira, is the oldest commercial Tea company of Assam – and is still functioning today. The first Indian to explore tea production was an Assamese nobleman called Maniram Dutta Barma. He had originally been a Dewan of the Assam Company before resigning in 1841 to establish his own tea estate.

This was short-lived as in 1858, Maniram was hung by the British for his role in the Indian Mutiny the year before. Yet, by 1862, the entire Assam Tea Industry comprised of 160 gardens, which were owned by five public companies and 57 private companies. After India rightfully attained Independence in 1947, the vast majority of the British-owned establishments changed hands to Indian entrepreneurs. Over the course of the next 70 years, the Assam Tea Industry flourished under new leadership despite the political upheaval that had (and still has) wrought the landscape for many decades.

Today, increased militancy in the state of Assam has had a momentous impact on Assamese exports, with many tea gardens abandoned due to uncertain conditions. Tough competition in the international markets, falling prices, and recurrent slumps have also damaged the local industry in recent years. Still, Assam Tea has developed from its humble beginnings to become a force to be reckoned with. Assam is now one of the three main tea-growing regions of India and accounts for 55% of India’s total tea output. Ultimately, the history of Assam Tea is almost as rich as its taste. So, what are you waiting for? Try our special Assam Tea 50 Tea Bags.

Type of Tea: Black Tea Bags.

Origin: The Sewpur Estate, Assam, Northeast India.  

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

How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey, lemon - the works! But for those who wish to enjoy the full malty flavours of this brew, we recommend it best served black.

Tasting Notes: This beverage is notably malty and earthy with a smooth, slightly sweet finish.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.

Health Benefits: If taste alone isn’t a good enough ‘benefit’ to drinking this tea, then why not consider consuming it for enhanced cognitive function? We are not just talking about a beverage that helps you get out of bed in the morning; Assam Tea can do so much more. New research has only very recently indicated that the frequent consumption of Black Tea might actually aid with cognitive function. This is according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study was conducted by experts at the University of Singapore, and saw 2,500 people aged 55 or over undergo a test to measure their cognitive function. When the experiment was repeated 2 years later, results established that those who had drunk two to three cups of black tea a day during the 2 year period were 55% less likely to be subjected to cognitive decline.

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
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