Assam and Keemun full leaf black teas, juniper berries, cloves and Italian bergamot oil.
No. 617 The area code for Milk Street's hometown of Boston, MA.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil. Steep five minutes and enjoy.
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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.
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.