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Assam Tea

Assam Tea | Imperial Teas

This is the world's largest tea producing area but most of its very best teas are picked at only the height of the season in mid-June and amount to a tiny proportion of its very large crop. With most gardens turning to machine processed cut, tear and curl production, each year these hand made leaf teas are harder to find but well worth the search.

The best Assam tea is rich and malty with a great depth of flavour and aroma of juicy currants or raisins. The larger, tippy leaf teas tend to be smoother with broken leaf teas giving a darker, more brisk infusion. A traditional tea that is ideal with milk. Try it with sugar and its almost a pudding!

The Superior Breakfast Tea is among our bestsellers, whilst the Assam Dimakusi Super Strong packs a punch! Whatever your tastes, we hope you find the Assam tea that's perfect for you.

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  1. Assam Zaloni

    Assam Zaloni Black Tea

    A very well tipped leaf for the price, with a brisk, full bodied infusion and some fine flowery notes. Learn More
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  2. Superior Breakfast Tea

    Superior English Breakfast Black Tea

    Chosen by the 'Independent' newspaper as the perfect breakfast tea, it is a hearty but smooth blend of garden Assam tea with lots of golden tips. Blended solely with quality in mind this traditional 'English' tea uses three different leaf styles to deliver a rounded cup with 'Superior' flavour, aroma and appearance. It is the only breakfast tea we offer, believing that no one would want to drink what could only be considered an 'inferior' breakfast tea! This is best appreciated with the addition of full cream milk using one rounded spoon per cup. Learn More
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  3. Assam 'Summer Gold' Rani Garden

    Assam Immortal Leaf Black Tea

    The Halmari garden produces many of the best tasting teas in Assam and this exquisite batch is no exception. It has a creamy, delicious malty flavour with hints of dark beer, spice and treacle with a hoppy, orange rind finish. This tea is picked at the peak of the summer season and carries the fine flavour the garden is noted for but at a reasonable price due to the slightly lower content of tips in the finished batch. Learn More
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  4. Assam Mokalbari Black Tea

    Assam Mokalbari Black Tea

    Mokalbari is one of Assam's top gardens, producing teas with great body and aroma. This is no exception, yielding a complex infusion supported by a malty, rich body, with hints of caramel and cinnamon, raisin, apricot and molasses. The fine, wiry leaf is flecked with muted gold tips. This delivers astounding value for money. Learn More
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  5. Assam Itakhuli RJ Special Black Tea

    Assam Itakhuli RJ Special Black Tea

    This very distinctive tea grown in the renowned Itakhooli garden is made from a clonal bush known as K1. It is unique for its natural hint of fresh raspberry flavour and aroma. When taken builder's style with creamy milk and two sugars, it is almost like having a scone, cream and jam! One of my favourite teas of the year for breakfast toast and jam or afternoon tea accompaniment. It has a beautiful tippy appearance which helps to deliver a rich, sappy infusion that is very smooth. Learn More
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  6. Assam Decaffeinated

    Assam Naturally Decaffeinated Black Tea

    Decaffeinated using the safe method of CO2, which also leaves more of the flavour quality in the leaf. Made with a good quality Assam broken leaf it is carefully worked to ensure the preservation of the golden tips before being safely decaffeinated. This decaffeinated-tea makes a very authentic cup of tea with a smooth but sufficiently malty and robust quality with a hint of chocolate. Learn More
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  7. Assam Marangi Garden Black Tea

    Assam Marangi Garden Black Tea

    This garden produces many of the best tasting teas in Assam and this exquisite batch is no exception. It has a creamy, delicious malty flavour with hints of dark chocolate, caramel, rose, dates and a sweet honey-like finish. Like the finest 2nd Flush teas from Darjeeling, there are notes of muscatel, citrus and cinnamon. It has a lighter, golden colour not found in many Assam teas and is, unusually for an Assam, very drinkable without milk. Learn More
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  8. Assam Hajua Shelter of the Swans Black Tea

    Assam Hajua Shelter of the Swans Black Tea

    Hajua is one of the top gardens in Assam. This tea has an almost spicy aroma with a powerful, full-bodied liquor and a delicious taste The notes of malt and oak wood, a touch of molasses, sweet dates with a brisk note of citrus to keep the infusion lively. Its beautiful red colour and brisk character can happily take fresh milk and the addition of a cube of slow dissolving rock candy sugar make it one of the most heartwarming drinks on the planet. Learn More
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  9. Assam Attabarie Gold

    Assam Attabarie Gold Black Tea

    One of the prettiest looking and the finest tasting Assam teas of the year. This small batch of just 20kgs shows us that when selecting only the finest leaves and using exacting manufacturing techniques, Assam can produce teas to stand up to the finest Chinese and Taiwanese black teas. However, this manufacture is only done by special request. The many golden tips lend this tea a very smooth character that along with the malty, jammy fruit notes has a strong sweet-chocolate aroma.

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