Our Assam tea comes from the finest Assam Estates in India, The Oakland Estate, FGFOP-1.
Assam black tea is a full bodied black tea from India. A beautiful leaf with golden tips. Malty characteristics, produces a sturdy, pungent liquor that is orange-red to dark red in color. Bold, sweet, fragrant, malty rich flavor.
Assam is a satisfying, deeply rich cup of tea and is used in many different tea blends. Serve this tea either hot or even poured over ice for a great summer iced tea. Milk or sugar compliments it very well. We serve Assam at some of our more traditional or English Afternoon Tea Events and it pairs very well with strong food flavors.
Black tea is the well known and highly appreciated form of tea from the camellia sinensis bush. Black tea leaves are fully oxidized and produce a deep body, full flavor brew with a beautiful amber color. In contrast to green tea which does not go through the oxidation process. Consistently green tea has a much quieter flavor than black tea.
During the oxidation process, oxygen comes in contact with the enzymes inside the tea leaf. This process is the way in which the tea leaves produce wonderful deep flavors. Every black tea flavor varies depending upon the region in which the tea plant grows, weather conditions, and then finally the preparation of the tea leaf.
If you enjoy planning social events around tea, pick Assam. It is a wonderful choice that many palettes enjoy. Peek at our Recipe Box for delicious tea party foods that work exceptionally well for all occasion hors de devours.