Assam
Assam
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Assam

BLACK TEA

2 reviews

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


29 in stock
Regular price $16.00 Save $-16.00
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02/21/2020
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Great tea!

All of the Smith teas are wonderful and this is no exception. Strong, smooth, and flavorful. I had to check out the one review that gave it only one star, wondering why someone else would rate the tea so low. I seems as if the person clicked the wrong number of starts, since the review itself says "one of the best Assams I've had..." -- which to me is a five-star, not a one-star review.

TW
02/19/2020
Tim W.
United States United States
Assam review (loose leaf)

One of the best Assams I've had over the years. Good strength, wonderful flavor, nothing frou frou about it.

Ingredients

Full leaf Indian black tea from Assam.

Blend Numerology

Steve Smith's birth year and number of times he spent per day looking for his glasses.

Preparation

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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Assam

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, bordering Myanmar and China. 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.