History Of Assam Tea

Tea drinking first originated in China. A Scottish adventurer, Robert noticed tea-like plants growing wild near Rangpur during his trading mission. He is the first person discovering Assam Tea. Scientists analyzed and classified the leaves of these plants as to be of the same species as the china tea plant. In addition, the first company for growing and making tea was set up in India in 1839. That was also the time setting up Assam tea.

In the 1862, Assam Tea industry comprised of 160 gardens. Five public companies and 57 private companies owned that gardens. From than the company start growing and now it is one of the major company’s generating huge amount of revenue.

Types Of Assam Tea

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Assam tea is a type of black tea. There are two kinds: Orthodox and CTC. Both two names is based on the manufacturing process creating them. The leaf making the teas is the same in both cases. That is what we call quality leaf makes quality tea. The pedigree and health of the tea determine quality leaf. The crucial step in making black tea is to allow the juices in the rolled fresh leaves to darken from contact with the air. Tea makers call this process “fermentation”. However, technically, it is “oxidation”.

Popular Assam Teas In The World

Here are five alluring Assams to try out:

Gingia Premium: This Gingia is a little more refined, a little more restrained than the other Assam. This always make an easy drinker surprisingly smooth with it slight sweet aftertaste of spice.

Hand Rolled Assam: This tea is really sweet (almost berry-like). The complex structure and the classic hit show just how sophisticated Assams can be. However, this tea does not suit milk, so drink it straight.

Prithvi Small-Holder ‘Golden Tippy’ Assam: This is a tea that will satisfy both your tastebuds and your inner socialist. It’s rich and malty, with a slight taste of dried plums. The ‘golden’ tips are an indicator of a high quality Assam.

Assam Breakfast: Assam Breakfast is a classic big, malty caffeine shot in the arm, with rich honey notes and a clean flavour. In addition, this blend of quality Assam teas is all you need for a robust wake-up with your toast.

Assam Manjusree: Do not drink this tea without milk. It’s huge malty flavours and extreme strength are too much. With this tea, you can travel through the deep biscuity flavour with an aftertaste so long.

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