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Assam Special Reserve Tea

A.k.a: Tippy Assam Black Tea
Loose Leaf Assam black tea with a rich mouthfeel, reminiscent of a fine brandy. Notes of honey, malt, biscuit, oak bark, orchard fruits, cacao, brandy and smoke.
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Sivasagar, Assam


Sivasagar, Assam

Season - First and second  (spring and summer)


First and second (spring and summer)

Altitude - 300 ft


300 ft

Cultivar - P-126



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Tea Type

Whole leaf black tea

Indulge in the Luxurious Complexity of Assam Black Tea

Assam's teas exhibit a diverse and intricate range of flavors with malty notes, yet not all of them capture the essence of fine, aged brandy. This loose leaf black tea from tea makers Mr. Barooah and Mr. Jha of Adeiobarrie certainly does. Boasting a bright amber hue, a luxurious mouthfeel, and an array of subtle notes including honey, malt, cacao, oak, smoke, and stone fruit, each sip of this tea unfolds into a smooth and perfectly balanced experience with a wonderful aftertaste. As you steep a cup, raise it to toast to the picturesque North-East Indian hills, the birthplace of this exceptional tea.

Our selection of this unique Assam Special Reserve tea stems from its status as a premium loose leaf black tea, distinguished by its unparalleled quality. This exceptionally smooth, harmoniously balanced tea is suitable for indulgence during both morning and afternoon moments. It stands as one of our favorites, embodying excellence in every aspect. Cheers!

Dry leaves

Long dark chocolate rolled leaves with golden buds with cacao, honey, grass, and floral aromas.

Wet leaves

Coppery leaves with sweet aromas of honey, black currant, wine, freshly baked dinner rolls, and chocolate chip cookies.

Tea liquor

Translucent with an amber color and a sweet, malty aroma. The Tippy Assam black tea is medium-full bodied with a rich mouthfeel mineral texture, mainly sweet, with a mild sour and bitter taste, minimal astringency, and a lasting aftertaste. Beautiful notes of brandy, honey, malt, oak, raisin, stone fruits, cacao, and smoke are experienced throughout the cup.

Tasting Profile

Fruity - raisin, plum, cherry, peach, dried mango
Sweet - Honey, malt, biscuit
Woody - oak
Fermented - brandy
Fire - smoke
Nutty & Milky - cacao

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How To Make The Tippy Assam Tea

Steeping Instructions

Western Style

Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 4-5


2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)


120-150 ml (4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 - 2/3rd cup of water at 90°C - 99°C (or 195°F - 210°F)

Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • 1st infusion:1-2 minutes
    Pour and enjoy
  • 2nd infusion:45 seconds - 1 minute
  • 3rd infusion:45 seconds - 1 minute

Chaiwala tips if you want to add milk:

  • Boil 1 cup of water (8 fl-oz or 240 ml) at 212°F (100°C)
  • Add 2.5 g of Tippy tea and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain into a cup or teapot.
  • Add a dash of milk and sugar if desired. Enjoy!

Gongfu Style

This Assam black tea works great for the gongfu method of steeping as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.


We recommend 5 gm of tea


100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).

Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • Steep the tea for 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, and then maybe a minute each time until it loses flavor.

More on: What Do You Need To Steep Tea?



Where your Assam black tea comes from

Golden-green rice fields, thick forests, manicured tea estates surrounded by blue hills, green valleys, and a red river, Assam is the largest Northeastern state in India. Situated just below the eastern Himalayan foothills, it stretches along the Brahmaputra River. This Tippy tea comes from the Sivasagar district from Aideobarie tea estate by the banks of the river Teok. 'Teok' means – 'The place of milk and ghee' in Tai.

Benefits of Assam Black Tea

The Tippy Assam black tea offers a delightful blend of flavor and health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, black may help boost immunity, improve cardiovascular, neurological health, and enhance focus. Additionally, black tea supports digestion and may aid in weight management making it an excellent choice for those seeking a delicious and healthy daily brew.

Read more about the Chronicles of Assam Black Tea, a one-of-a-kind malty, black tea that is produced in Assam.


Chaiwala Rhino

Hunted for its horn, the one horned rhinos were almost extinct, with less than 200 left by the end of the 19th century. Conservation efforts have revived their population and brought their worldwide numbers to around 3,000 now — the bulk of them in Kaziranga, Assam.

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Customer Reviews

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Assam Special Reserve Tea


Just a gorgeous tea. It has everything I want from an Assam and more. Deeply malty and warming.

Tea-riffic Q&A Sips

Our Assam Special Reserve is also known as a tippy tea as it has abundant, beautiful oxidized golden buds which give it a sweet, delicate and smooth experience.

This is a beautiful loose leaf black tea that has wonderful aromas and flavors. It is lovely by it self or with a dash of milk and sugar. It definitely has strong malty and bold notes expected from an Assam tea but it is smooth as it is a whole leaf tea and steeps beautifully.

Assam Special Reserve can be enjoyed as is and provide a wake me up cup in the morning, or a peaceful respite in the afternoon. It can also be enjoyed with traditional Indian snacks like samosas, pakoras and bhujiya or with cookies, cheese & crackers or delicate afternoon sandwiches. A perfect afternoon tea experience!

Yes our Assam Special Reserve is wonderful steeped hot or iced.

All teas should be stored in an airtight container away from sunlight in a cool dry place. Our beautiful tins with unique artwork are a perfect way to keep the tea fresh and flavorful. All our black teas age wonderfully and preserve the flavors.