Bold Chunky deep brown leaves full of bright big golden tips. These leaves produce an incredibly well rounded strong and sweet tasting medium to full bodied tea liquor with complex malty flavour notes and with stone fruit-like overtones.
Assam Tea is named after the region of its production, Assam, in India. Assam tea is usually manufactured from the tea plant Camellia sinensis var. assamica, is known for its body, briskness, malty flavour and strong, bright colour. Assam teas are often sold as "breakfast" teas. For instance, Irish breakfast tea.
The state of Assam is one of the world's largest tea-growing regions, lying on either side of the Brahmaputra River bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar. This region experiences high precipitation with high daytime temperatures creating a greenhouse-like condition of very high humidity and heat. This tropical climate contributes to Assam's unique malty taste, a feature for which this tea is well known.
Though Assam generally denotes the distinctive black teas from Assam, the region produces smaller quantities of green and white teas as well with their own distinctive characteristics.