Assam Tea is named after the region it’s grown and produced in, the Assam region, in India. Most of the tea in the area is grown at or near sea level and is known for its full-bodied, malty flavor. Assam teas, or blends containing Assam, are often sold as “breakfast” teas.
Lying on either side of the Brahmaputra River, and bordering Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar), the state of Assam is the world’s largest tea-growing regions in the world. The high humidity, greenhouse-like conditions of the region contributes to Assam’s unique malty taste.
Historically, Assam has been the second commercial tea production region after southern China. Southern China and Assam are also the only two regions in the world with tea plants that are native to the region.
At ESP Tea Emporium, we select only premium Assam Black loose teas for their freshness and rich flavorful characteristics. Our freshly cultivated leaves are left to oxidize, just the right amount of time, to reach a perfect black coloring and full-bodied flavor.