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Strong Assam

  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: India
  • Caffeine: High

Strong Assam Description

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...

2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk

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Strong Assam Tasting Notes

Certification: 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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This is my new favourite tea! So glad to have found it. I grew up on orange pekoe and English breakfast, but they were never strong enough. This is PERFECT - a strong black tea that’s terrific with milk. It’s my new go-to and a great pick-me-up!

Submitted on September 9, 2014 by bookyeti
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Enjoyed but far from favourite.

Submitted on January 1, 2014 by rogerbenham
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This is always one of my go-to teas.  I absolutely love it, and it’s great black, or with a touch of milk.

Submitted on March 3, 2013 by lvchai
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This is my favorite tea! It’s very strong, the best black tea I’ve ever had <3

Submitted on February 2, 2013 by tweedlebug

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