About the Assam Region
Assam tea is grown in the valley of the Brahmaputra River in Assam region of India. Assam is currently one of the most productive tea regions in the world as well as one of the largest tea regions. Due to the tropical growing conditions, the sizable tea plants (known as camellia sinensis var. assamica) are considered trees, with leaves that grow to be about 10 inches long. Grown at a lower altitude than Darjeeling, Assam tea is said to have a more robust, malty flavor.
Boston Tea Campaign - The Best Assam Tea
Boston Tea Campaign offers a green Assam tea from the Sewpur tea garden as well as an Assam black tea from the Tonganagaon tea estate. Our pure, organic Assam loose leaf tea goes through the traditional process of being withered, rolled, fermented, dried, and sorted.
All of our Indian teas are from certified organic tea gardens and of the highest quality. Tea tasters refer to it as Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. Many tea drinkers and tea lovers enjoy this flavorful, great tea every morning, claiming it's the best Assam tea available here in the U.S.
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Second flush Assam, a black tea, is harvested in the summer. Second flush Assam is considered a higher quality tea than the first flush pick. It is often referred to as "tippy tea” because of the golden tips that appear on the leaves. The brew result is a full bodied, malty, bright colored cup, making it an ideal english breakfast tea or irish breakfast tea. It can be enjoyed in its pure form, but is a lovely cup of tea with a little milk and sugar. Assam is also the tea of choice for making Masala Chai.
Assam Milk Tea
Boston Tea Campaign's black Assam tea can also be made into an Assam milk tea. Assam milk tea consists of second flush Assam, spices, milk, and sweeteners. It's a delicious morning tea tea to enjoy. When it comes to caffeine content, second flush Assam tends to have more than other black teas, making it a great choice for breakfast tea.
Green Assam tea, similar to Green Darjeeling tea, is made from the same tea leaves. Black Assam tea is fermented; Green Assam tea is an unfermented tea. To avoid high astringency, it's important to brew green tea at a lower temperature than black tea. Green tea is also said to have many great health benefits, loaded with polyphenol antioxidants.
Assam tea can be enjoyed as an iced tea as well! Green Assam iced tea pairs perfectly with ginger and honey. Find a great recipe for green iced tea here.
The State of Assam
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.