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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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Christine C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
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All your teas are delicious. Assam is one of our favorites.

Alecia B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Amazingly fresh and rich

Loved this tea. It’s strong, flavorful, and full bodied. Just perfect when you need a cup of tea to wake you up and start your day off strong!

Bonnie M.
United States United States
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My favorite

This tea is exceptional...full-bodied and bright. It’s truly my favorite.

April S.
United States United States
Best Assam

Smith's Assam is the best I have come across in 30 years of drinking black teas. It is robust with a full-flavored roundness without any astringency.

Tonni T.
United States United States
Great Assam Tea

This Assam tea is one of the best, if not the best, I have ever had. Wonderful flavor. I highly recommend.


Full leaf Indian black tea from Assam.

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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.