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Assam ~ Organic

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Assam

India ~ Premium ~ Organic ~ Caffeinated

Full bodied with some golden tips. The red-brown infusion exemplifies the high quality Assam tea. Flavorful, full mouth, and smooth. 

 

Black tea is fully fermented, grown in China, India, Sri Lanka, and throughout Africa. These teas have a full flavor, rich aroma. They are high polyphenols and caffeine. 

General Brewing Instructions:  1 tsp per 8 oz cup of boiling water (212°F), Seep 3-6 minutes

So cool info about Assam:

Our Assam is USDA Organic. This tea comes from the golden belt of Assam. Assam has very hot and humid weather which is ideal for producing the unique flavor of Assam.  The tropical climate and high precipitation helps to create the malty flavor Assam teas a recognized for. The Assam region is the one of the world’s largest tea-growing regions. Assam tea is a variation of Camellia sinesis. It is called Camellia sinensis var. assamica. This variation is different than the tea in China. Assam’s became popular in the 1800s in London, when the English were looking for a strong tea. The unique flavor and strong caffeine helped make it become a popular breakfast tea. Many of the ‘English’ and ‘Irish’ Breakfasts are made up of mostly Assam tea.

A Brief History of Assam Tea.

In 1823, Robert Bruce discovered wild tea plants near Rangpur, Assam-Sibsgasar, and asked a local tribe chief to acquire some of them. However, Bruce passed away and instead, his brother, C.A. Bruce met the leader to receive tea plants and seeds, which he planted in his garden sent more to the botanical gardens in Calcutta. The seeds were identified as part of the Camellia family but a new variety from Camellia sinensis.

In 1835, a scientific commission was set up to find indigenous tea plants and advise on the most favorable locations; one of the members, Dr. N. Wallich, favored Assam due to its native wild tea. Thus, from 1836 and onwards, tea seeds grown in Calcutta's l botanical gardens were sent to Upper Assam and other regions. 

In 1839, the Assam Company was founded by the British Parliament and was the first company to receive a Royal Charter, granted by Queen Victoria. It is also the first company to establish tea gardens and grow premium blends. Today, the company operates rail transport and oil industry branches as well, while also maintaining 12,000 hectares of tea gardens, 16 factories and 19 tea estates, manufacturing 15 million tons of tea annually.

Chocolate Assam Cake
4 eggs, separated 
1 cup butter 
1 2/3 cups white sugar 
1 cup brewed Green Rich Tea’s Assam tea, cold 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
1 cup chopped hazelnuts 

Directions
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the egg yolks, butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the Assam black tea. Toss together the flour, baking powder, bread crumbs, cocoa powder, and hazelnuts; fold into the tea mixture until just incorporated. In a large clean glass or metal bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the tea batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for at least 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Want a great gift idea?
Make some infused vodka. Delicious and from the heart! Assam tea makes the best! 

To make infused vodka – pour 6 ounce vodka into a mason jar and add 1 teaspoon Assam tea leaves, herbs or spices. Let sit in a cool, dark place for two to three weeks. Strain and pour into serving bottles. Chill well before serving. Finished product will keep in the freezer for at least 6 months. 

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