Organic

Malty Assam

Black Tea
Origin: Assam, India

Rich, malty brew with a slight caramel sweetness.

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About Malty Assam:

The region of Assam is the largest tea-producing region in the world and home to some of the best black teas from India. It lies 120 miles East of Darjeeling (a high elevation tea growing area), and borders with China, Burma, and Bangladesh. Malty Assam is produced from a distinct tea varietal growing in Assam called Camellia Assamica, a relatively larger-leaf tea plant.

Assam black teas often undergo special processing to bring out their full-bodied, rich undertones. After the newly sprouted leaves have been plucked, they are withered over warm air for a few hours to reduce moisture. Once a suitable suppleness is achieved in the leaves, a delicate rolling of the leaves is performed. The leaves begin to oxidize (change color from green to dark) and the flavor develops. Finally, the leaves are oven baked.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Black Tea Leaves.

Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)

Flavor Profile:

Rich, malty brew with a slight caramel sweetness.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)3-53-41

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