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The legendary breakfast tea from the upper Assam valley of India. Full-flavored, rich and chewy with notes of caramel and malt, this tea is bright and coppery in the cup and makes a great wake-up any time of day

Tasting Notes:

Malt, honey, black currant

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Dale O.
United States
I recommend this product
Great hearty tea

Rich, dark, hearty. Great with breakfast or any time.

Sharon M.
United States
I recommend this product

This is probably the best assam I’ve ever had, and I’ve had plentea.

Tammy S.
United States
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Fantastic teas!!

I am a huge fan of all of your teas that I have tried. I started with Meadow (which is my fave) and continued to expand my Smith tea collection. I have not been disappointed with any that I have tried. I have also converted friends over to your brand. Quality and flavor of all are fantastic! Thank you!

Donald S.
United States
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All time favorite

Assam has always been my favorite tea. The full rich flavor of malt, amber color and just the right amount of astringency make for the perfect morning tea. It also explains why it is the basis for so many blends. It may not be new and exciting, but it is like an old friend who always the perfect thing to say. Love it.

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Linda L.
United States
I recommend this product

Flavorful black tea, enjoying this selection and all Smith Teas!


Full leaf Indian black tea from Assam.

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For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep five minutes. A good time to practice the guitar.

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Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.