- A rich, thick and ‘malty’ tea from North India
- Tasters refer to Assam teas as ‘robust, thick and malty’ they are used in blends to add ‘body’
- Assam is in Northern India and the fertile tea estates are found on either side of the great Brahmaputra River.
The tea estates were first planted in the early 1800s and today some of the bushes are in excess of 100 years old.
Through the selection of good ‘mother bushes’ cuttings can be used to create whole fields of similar tea. The mother bush might be selected for its high yield, for its taste or maybe for its resistance to specific pests but whatever the reason, the teas grown in this soil with this climate produce thick, malty liquors.
Our tea was plucked during the ‘second flush’ when the leaves are succulent with sap.
- Tasters say – thick, malty, body, robust, rich, gutsy, round, full.
- Looks – dark and golden
- Region – Assam, Northern India about 200ft above sea level
- Brew – For best results, 4 to 5 mins (but you will work out what’s best for you) Best with milk which enhances the taste.
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