What is typical for Assam Tea?
In the local language Assam means something like ‘unique’. The leaves of Assames tea bushes are quite impressive. Due to the tropical climate they are much larger than their Chinese relatives. The majority of teas from Assam are so called CTC teas, meaning they underwent the faster manufacturing method of – crushing, tearing, curling. However, high quality teas are manufactured in the ‘orthodox’ way. As in Darjeeling the Black tea is withered, rolled, fermented, dried and sorted.
Assam tea has quite a high content of tannins that destines it for stronger tea blends. The tea from the summer harvest is also called Second Flush. It’s a full bodied tea with sweet notes of malt and honey and bright dark coppery coloured cup.
The state of Assam is not only known for its tea but also for his breathtaking natural beauty. Tropical rainforests, lush woods, wet- and grassland are the habitat of numerous species and making it one of the richest areas of biodiversity on this planet. Kaziranga National Park is home of the endangered Indian rhino – the animal the Tea Board of India has chosen on its label for pure Assam tea.