Assam tea is grown in the valley of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. It is currently one of the most productive tea regions in the world. Due to the tropical growing conditions, the sizable plants are considered trees, with leaves that grow to be about 10 inches long.
Our pure Assam tea goes through the traditional process of being withered, rolled, fermented, dried, and sorted. The second flush Assam, harvested in the summer, is considered a higher quality tea than the first flush pick. It is often referred to as "tippy tea” because of the gold tips that appear on the leaves. The brew result is a full bodied, malty, bright colored cup, making it an ideal breakfast tea. It can be enjoyed in its pure form, but is lovely with a little milk and sugar. Assam is also the tea of choice for making Masala Chai.
The state of Assam, although famous for tea, is also known for its stunning natural beauty. Being one of the richest areas of biodiversity on the planet, it is home to numerous species that are protected in national parks and reserved forests. The Kaziranga National Park shelters the endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros, which India’s Tea Board has chosen to be on the label of pure Assam tea.