Our Organic Assam Black Tea First Flush is a very famous tea type in Britain, and is one of our highest quality Loose Leaf Black Tea types!
The Assam tea is named after the region of its production, Assam in India. This black tea is produced from the leaves of the plant called “camellia assamica”. This tea plant is a variation of the traditional camellia sinensis. However, it is a much taller tea tree the sinensis one.
Assam tea appeared in Britain thanks to the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce. He was interested in the Assam tea bush (camellia assamica) and introduced it in Europe in 1823. Sadly, Robert died shortly afterwards, but his brother Charles continued Robert’s affair. Therefore, Assam Loose Leaf Tea was introduced to the London public by the East India Company in the 1830.
Given that Assam Loose Leaf Tea received very positive reviews, it rapidly gained in popularity. So now every tea lover in Britain knows Assam tea very well. Assam tea is renowned for its body, briskness, malty flavour, and strong, bright colour. Due to its natural strength, some people might like to add a dash of milk into it.
Our Organic Assam Black Tea First Flush is a very fine type of Assam Loose Leaf Tea. Additionally, as you can guess it from its name, it contains solely organic ingredients.
India is the greatest tea production country in the world! About 900,000 tons of Indian black tea is exported to other countries yearly. However, tea cultivation is rather recent in India, as it did not exist there until the 19th century. The reason why the Indians started growing tea is because India was a British colony. In addition, Indian climate is very suitable for tea cultivation.
Therefore, similar to their Sri Lankan peers, the Indians wanted to boost their economy. And that is when tea production came in handy. Most tea that comes from India is black.
There are 3 main regions of tea production in India: Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri.
The tea coming from Nilgiri is not the best-known tea, because it is produced in relatively small quantities. However, given that it grows at very high altitudes, it has a very delicate taste. Therefore, many refined tea lovers hold this tea in great awe.
On the other hand, Assam tea and Darjeeling tea are, indeed, very famous. Bedford tea is proud to offer you an extensive collection of Indian Black tea, where you can find both these teas.
For instance, our collection of Assam Loose Leaf Tea contains two tea types, both of which contain solely organic ingredients. Our Organic Assam Black Tea First Flush represents the most traditional type of Assam Tea. However, we can also offer you Organic Second Flush Assam Tea, which is more rare and even more refined!
Finally, would you be more inclined to indulge in our Organic Assam Black Tea First Flush without the necessity to wash your teapot afterwards? If so, we can offer you a wide-ranging choice of Tea Accessories, that will come in handy here!
Organic Assam Black Tea First Flush
Tea type: Indian Black Tea
Feature: Organic (BIO)
Ingredients: Black tea
2g/200ml 100 °C 3-5 minutes