- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: India
- Caffeine: High
This lowland tea known for its rich aroma and strong, malty flavor is named after its origin, Assam, in North-East India. Dark and copper-colored, it is a full-bodied broken leaf black tea that is great for lovers of a strong morning cup of tea. The rich flavors are accentuated by adding milk and sugar.
Story, Folklore, History...
The Story of Assamese Tea:Tea plants native to India were actually first publicly discovered in Assam in 1834, during the British occupation of India. Interestingly, since the British were more familiar with the well-established Chinese tea plant, they attempted to import it and plant it in Assam, assuming that the native tea plant would not be as robust. After numerous failed attempts at growing Chinese tea in Assam, they finally accepted that the Asamese tea plant was much better suited to the local climate…
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: GBOP
Aroma: Earthy, strong
Infusion Aroma: Earthy, hint of fruitiness
Infusion Color: Dark amber
Base flavor: Malty
Infusion Strength: Strong, full body
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Breakfast Tea: It Was Always English - by Richard Isaac
In the days when England ruled the world, there was no reason to specify that something was or was not “English” – it was simply assumed that it was. Therefore the famous morning beverage that we know as English Breakfast Tea was merely called Breakfast Tea in England, the quintessential representation of British teatime culture.
Contrary to popular belief, however, English Breakfast Tea did not get its start in England, but rather in America, where as early as Colonial Times colonists referred to this slightly sweet, strong black liquid as a representation of the mother culture. Another myth cites its origination in New York City in the mid-19th century, when an enterprising tea merchant invented a prototype that quickly became popular.
This full-bodied black blend is representative of our Canada tea company’s ability to take an old classic and update it with delicious, lovingly sourced organic ingredients. Typically drunk with milk and sugar, this exotic blend of teas is traditionally imported from such...