Our traditionally bold range of Assam teas.

Assam tea is indigenous to the tea estates of Assam in Northeastern India. Assam is currently the world’s largest tea-growing region in terms of production. Moreover, this region has become famous for producing distinctly signature malty black tea leaves. As a result, Assam loose leaf makes for particularly strong brews. Explore our range of single-origin Assam tea and breakfast blends below.

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Assam Tea

Australian Breakfast 50 Tea Bags Refill Carton

$32.40

Assam Tea

Australian Breakfast Tea Bags Tin

$18.70

Assam Tea

Australian Breakfast Loose Leaf Tea Tin

$24.75

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Australian Breakfast Tea

From $9.20
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Assam Dimakusi 50 Tea Bags Refill Carton

$32.40

Assam Tea

Assam Dimakusi Tea Bags Tin

$18.70

Assam Tea

Assam Dimakusi Loose Leaf Tea Tin

$30.35

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Assam Dimakusi Tea

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Assam Tea

Irish Breakfast 50 Tea Bags Refill Carton

$32.40

Assam Tea

Irish Breakfast Tea Bags Tin

$18.70

Assam Tea

Irish Breakfast Loose Leaf Tea Tin

$26.95
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Assam Tea

Tea For Sunday 50 Tea Bags Refill Carton

$32.40

Assam Tea

Tea For Sunday Loose Leaf Tea Tin

$33.70

Assam Tea

Tea For Sunday Tea Bags Tin

$18.70

Assam Tea

Tea For Sunday

From $10.80
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Assam Tea

Joonktollee Assam Premium Loose Leaf Tea Tin

$35.95

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Joonktollee Assam Tea

From $14.05
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Assam Tea

Assam Mangalam Tea

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Assam Rani Tea

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Dhelakhat Assam Tea

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East Frisian Tea

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Hajua Assam Tea

From $11.90
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The Tea Centre’s range of Assam tea

The Tea Centre is proud to supply Australia with some of the finest single-origin Assam loose leaves as well as breakfast blends and black fusions featuring Assam tea. The partnership between tea and the city of Assam in Northeastern India is steeped in history and tradition. Such history is particularly apparent in our single-origin teas that come from the age-old Dimakusi, Joonktollee, Rani, and Dhelakhat tea estates.

Assam leaves produce black teas that are particularly lauded for their strong malty tasting notes. Consider pouring a cup of Assam the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well-deserved “me” time. Experience relaxation in a cup by purchasing one of our above Assam teas.

The history of Assam tea

The tea plant (camellia sinensis) has grown wild in the Assam region for the past millennia and predates the British colonisation of India. It was first brought to the attention of the West, however, when Scottish explorer Robert Bruce stumbled upon the plant while surveying the region’s mountainous alps back in 1823. He marvelled at the leaves and their rich colour, tart flavour, and malty tasting notes that were so unlike the previously known Chinese black teas. Eventually, Robert’s brother sent the leaves to Calcutta for examination where they were declared an official black tea variety. The rest, as they say, is history.

What are the health benefits of Assam tea?

Being one of the most consumed beverages in the world, it should come as no surprise that a number of clinical reviews have been conducted on the health benefits of drinking black tea. For example, one 2017 Sri Lankan study on black tea broke down the composition of the leaves and how these components have positive bioactive impacts on the body. Just some of the good things that black tea contains are: catechins, theaflavins, simple polyphenols/other polyphenols, theanine, amino acids, peptides/proteins, potassium, and caffeine.

Containing less caffeine than your average coffee, this component works well with theanine to bring the sipper some focus and mental stimulation (Kahathuduwa et al., 2016). Catechins boast the double impact of not only blessing tea with a tannic taste (bold biting flavour) but also thought to encourage antioxidant activity. Lastly, "tea polyphenols are also known for their antibacterial activity." (Kodagoda & Wickramasinghe, 2017). However, it should be note that antibacterial activity decreases when the extent of tea fermentation is increased, implying stronger activity in green tea than black tea.

Buy Assam tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops

Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our Assam teas and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.

Making a pot or a cup of Assam tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.

Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas, and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.