Our traditionally bold range of Assam teas.
Assam tea is indigenous to the tea estates situated in Assam, Northeastern India. Assam is currently the world’s largest tea-growing region in terms of production and creates black tea leaves that have become famous for their signature malty flavour that result in particularly strong brews. Explore our range of single-origin Assam tea and breakfast blends below.
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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 steep 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?
This rich black tea variety boasts around 80mg of caffeine in every 250ml cup, which is why Assam leaves are a popular choice for breakfast blends. Such healthy doses of caffeine also make Assam tea a great alternative to coffee when you’re in need of an energy boost. Beyond the tea’s smooth buttery aftertaste, Assam leaves also come packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and phenolic compounds that contribute to one’s overall wellbeing.
Some studies have shown that Assam tea is fantastic at revitalising your immunity system and is even thought to prevent some cancers. It’s also known to have a positive impact on brain and heart health. All of which are good reasons to add Assam leaves into your tea selection at home.
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 silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.