Organic Assam

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Description

Organic Assam Tea : full bodied and brisk – 2nd flush Assam is a great tea.

Ingredients: Black tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: India
Region(s): Assam
Antioxidant Level: Very High
Caffeine Content: Medium
Infusion: Bright, coppery color.
 
Vacuum sealed bag to preserve freshness of tea leaves

Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.
 

Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea. Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.

Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides. Unfortunately the yield per acre is lower and quite often quality can suffer compared to when fertilizers and others inputs are utilized. Nevertheless with good manufacturing techniques the cup characteristics can be maintained at a very high level such is the case with this tea. This tea is a classic top quality Assam, very full bodied and tending ‘juicy’. Quite often milk is used to tone down the strength of the tea since milk gives the tea a smoothness that is very pleasant and highlights the malty notes.

Historically the Assam tea bush is a subgenus of Camellia Sinensis. This variety was found growing wild in the Assam province of northeast India in the 1823, when the British East India Company was studying a proposal to grow tea in India. The idea was turned down for fears that India’s production might endanger their China tea monopoly. Ten years later conditions had changed. The company’s opium trafficking had angered the Chinese government and the British Crown overrode the objections of the East India Company and backed a project to grow tea in India. By 1837 it was successfully cultivated in Assam and in May 1838 a few chests were shipped to London (true organic tea-grown before the advent of artificial fertilizers and herbicides). The first consignment of 8 chests of Assam tea was auctioned off in 1839 heralding the advent of Indian Tea in the world markets. Tea continues to play an important political role in India’s development. Not only do millions of people gather their main source of family income from the tea business, but in 1946 Mahatma Ghandi in his non-violent struggle for Independence is known to have taken tea to King George-V at Buckingham Palace for their historic discussion on Indian Independence.

 

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 25 × 13 × 5 cm
Size

100g

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