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Whole leaf 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!
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)
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).
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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.
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.
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.
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.