Assam Tea is a black tea named after the region where it is produced, an area south of the eastern Himalayas, roughly the size of Ireland.
£5.00 for 125g loose tea
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"harvested from the Camellia Sinensis Assamica"
This tea is harvested from the Camellia Sinensis Assamica, grown mainly at sea level or below, prospering in the hot humid conditions.
This is a 2nd Flush Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade - this means that the tea has been sorted to contain just the tips of the golden yellow end buds and the first leaf of each shoot. 2nd flush means it is the second "pick" of the year, often considered to be the best.
This is a rich and robust tea with a delicious malty flavour.
"a Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, has a full bodied, malty character"
We believe that how you make your tea is equally as important as the tea you use, so here are our tips:
- Use freshly drawn cold water
- Use water at a “rolling boil” (100?C)
- For best results – use a teapot! Use 1 teaspoon of tea per person and 1 for the pot (or 1 spoon in a cup with a strainer)
- Steep for 3 to 5 minutes (or to your taste) - as a rule: the larger the leaf, the slower the brew
- Best with a splash of milk
… and for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
"oxidation gives black tea its colour and richness"
Black tea, just like green tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
- After plucking, the leaves are laid on drying trays & withered to remove some moisture and make more pliable
- The leaves are then rolled and laid out and a heady mixture of warm air, aromatic juices, bacteria & enzymes leads to oxidation (a natural reaction that affects strength & colour)
- Oxidation is stopped by firing (with hot air) when the leaves are the right (brown) colour depending on the region
- The leaves turn black as they dry
... and finally, are sorted or graded by size
Black tea is a natural source of antioxidants that may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals
- Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe black tea from Assam, India