Assam Tea- Bold, Rich, and Wonderful...

Jul 25, 2011 by

Growing along India’s Brahmaputra River amid tigers, jungles, and one-horned rhinos, you will find it. You will immediately notice its body, its briskness, its bold color, and its malt flavor. It is Assam tea. Assam tea is a black tea that is grown in the Assam region of northeast India. Unlike India’s Darjeeling tea, which is grown at high altitudes, Assam tea is grown in the lowlands of the country. These lowlands make up the world’s largest tea growing region. In fact, the area alone produces over 1,500,000 pounds of tea every year on more than 800 tea estates. Assam tea accounts for 51% of the tea produced in India, and 1/6th of the tea produced in the world. Although much of the tea is commercial in quality, not all of it is. Some...

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