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All of our Assam Tea is renowned worldwide for its unique flavour and aroma. The perfect balance of malty and sweet, our Assam Black Tea is sure to delight your taste buds. Our Assam Loose Leaf ensures maximum freshness with every cup.
Grown in the verdant fields of the Indian subcontinent, our tea gardens are a sight to behold - lush green hills shrouded in misty clouds that roll over the valleys like a sheer curtain of velvet. Established by the British during their rule in India, these tea estates have been passed down through generations and continue to produce some of the finest teas in India today.
Assam tea is a black tea named after the region of its production: Assam, India. It's known for its briskness, malty flavour, and strong, bright colour. As a single-origin tea, it doesn't contain any added flavours or scents.
Camellia sinensis var. assamica is the plant behind everyone's favourite morning beverage, tea! The leaves of this versatile species are used to create a variety of globally-enjoyed flavours and types - from subtle green teas to robust black varieties chosen for their bold character.
Assam tea undergoes an incredible transformation from the leaf to your cup! After being harvested and withered, these leaves have a period of oxidation - or fermentation - that unlocks their flavours through exposure to carefully regulated conditions. What results is an aromatic blend you're sure to enjoy sipping on.
Through a chemical process, Assam tea is crafted into its signature flavours and distinctive hue - plus potent plant compounds that make it truly remarkable.
Assam, India has a long and storied relationship with tea. The region received its first tea plant in 1836, introduced by the British. Tea cultivation took off from there and Assam soon became renowned for producing some of the finest teas in the world.
Robert Bruce, a Scotsman, is credited with discovering tea in Assam. He found a wild tea plant growing near the banks of the Brahmaputra river and sent samples back to England for testing. This marked the start of India's journey into becoming one of the largest producers of tea in the world.
Since then, numerous generations have worked hard to develop and refine their unique craftsmanship - making sure every cup is as delightful as possible! From harvesting to fermentation and beyond, each step requires special attention to detail for optimal results.
Today, you can enjoy this exclusive Assam Black Tea or any of our other Assam Loose Leaf Teas from our selection - brewed with all of the passion that went into creating it! Discover your favourite today!
Assam is home to hundreds of tea estates, there are now over 800 producing tea eastes. Each with its unique history and flavour profile. With the Assam tea industry now producing more than 30% of India’s total output, this region has become one of the most important hubs for tea in the world!
The conditions in Assam are perfect for cultivating high-quality teas - from the misty mountain slopes to rich soils and moderate temperatures. This means that each batch of our Assam Black Tea will be as vibrant and flavourful as possible, making it an ideal choice for your next cup.
Assam's tea production plays a major role in India’s overall growth and success, covering more than half of the total area under tea cultivation. Boasting an estimated average annual output of 630-700 million kg, Assam leads the country with its remarkable contribution to this flourishing industry.
Making the perfect cup of Assam tea is easy! All you need to do is measure out one teaspoon of loose leaf tea into a strainer or teapot and add eight ounces of boiling water. Allow the leaves to steep for three to five minutes, then simply strain the leaves and enjoy your freshly brewed cup of Assam tea.
You can adjust these measurements according to your taste preferences, but the key is to keep an eye on the time. The longer it steeps, the more intense its flavours will be. Experiment with different amounts of water and steeping times until you find that perfect combination!
For those who want something special in their cup, try adding some milk for a creamier texture and a subtle sweetness. Or, experiment with different flavours like orange or ginger for an interesting twist!
Tasting Notes: Assam Black Tea has an unmistakable flavour profile, thanks to its unique growing conditions. With a rich and malty flavour, it has a slightly sweet yet full-bodied taste that is sure to please.
Caffeine Level: Assam Black Tea is naturally high in caffeine, with approximately 50-60 mg per 8-ounce cup.
Aside from its delightful flavours, Assam tea has numerous health benefits. Here are just some of the wonderful ways that this beverage can provide you with a healthier lifestyle:
1. Fights Free Radicals: Assam tea is packed with powerful antioxidants which help fight off free radical damage - promoting overall wellbeing and longevity.
2. Boosts Immunity: Antioxidant-rich teas like our Assam Black Tea can strengthen your immune system and help ward off illness.
3. Supports Heart Health: Studies have shown that regular consumption of black tea may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by up to 20%.
4. Aids Digestion: The polyphenols in Assam tea may help to reduce inflammation and improve digestive health.
5. Promotes Weight Loss: Drinking Assam tea can help you increase your metabolism and burn more fat, aiding in weight loss efforts.
6. Improves Mental Health: Drinking Assam tea regularly can help improve memory, focus, and concentration - all great for mental clarity and wellbeing!
7. Reduces Stress Levels: The compounds found in Assam tea have been found to reduce the stress hormones in your body, helping you relax more easily after a long day's work.
With so many amazing benefits, it’s no wonder why our selection of Assam Tea has become an international favourite! As always, make sure to buy only high-quality loose leaf teas for the best flavour and health benefits. Enjoy!
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