The rich bronze color and distinct malty taste is the trademark of teas named after its place of production,Assam, India. It is here where high temperatures during annual monsoon seasons provide the perfect greenhouse-like conditions that allow this iconic black tea to thrive. Enriching and invigorating, this classic tea is a staple amongst tea aficionados, either on its own, or as an ingredient in popular tea blends.
This Indian tea boasts an interesting history in the west, begun when a Scottish trader came upon the plant,Camellia sinensisvar.assamica, and witnessed local tribesmen brewing the leaves and seeds to drink. In 1830, the plant was sent to a botanical gardens in Calcutta to be examined, where it was, indeed, identified as a variety of tea.
A gorgeous amber color, with a malty, sweet scent, the pleasure of Buddha Teas Assam Tea begins with the eyes. If you’ve got a clear cup or pot in which to brew your tea, use it, because visually speaking, our Assam Tea’s tone reminds one of an ancient coveted treasure. Smooth and delicate, yet also robustly traditional, if you’re one who is drawn to and seeks out pure-tasting, flavorful black tea, this is your tea. We can guarantee it.
Buddha Teas Assam Tea needs a shorter-than-most steep in boiling water, 2-5 minutes depending on your taste preference. This is a great tea to add milk and/or sugar to, as its rich flavor allows for a bit of enhancement. However, the flavor is so smooth, so delicious, and if not steeped for too long, drinking our Assam Tea naked is also a tasty option.
Whether you are a tea connoisseur with an experienced palate, or you simply love the taste of a traditional cup of black tea, you will certainly be satisfied with a cup of rich Assam Tea. Our assam tea not only offers you the rich flavor of an authentic Indian tea, but it is completely organic, free of any chemicals or additives. Combined with our bleach-free tea bags, you can enjoy your tea without the concern of added chemicals affecting your health.