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Assam Tea

Fine quality Assam Tea 

Here at High Teas we stock a great selection of fine Assam tea at all prices including many prized 2nd Flush teas. Assam tea is of course, the basis of the various blends marketed as Breakfast teas. Assam tea bushes yield a full-bodied brew with a rich malty flavour, strong and bright in colour.

We regularly try out and test our Assam teas for flavour, aroma, appearance and natural taste. We therefore enjoy the subtle tastes of these single estate teas before you do, ensuring that you get only that extra special taste that the real tea connoisseur is looking for… Why not try one of our Assam breakfast teas today - it could possibly become your new favourite tea.

Assam tea has a unique robust flavour. This is largely due to the dominance of the Brahmaputra river, a slowly meandering river which deposits a rich loam over the valley. The soil is deep and sandy and the area suffers a very hot steaming monsoon season, but of equal importance is a relatively dry and cool winter.

Assam is one of the most prolific tea producing areas in the world. It is harvested twice a year – "the First Flush" is picked during late March, whereas the"2nd Flush is the most prized "tippy tea". Tippy refers to a black tea with golden tips, denoting quality. This Flush is sweeter and more full-bodied and generally considered superior.

It was not until the early 1830's that the Assam bush began to be cultivated in North East India. With this product the British began to make inroads in tea cultivation in Assam (previously dominated by the China version of the plant. Nowadays, a hybridized version of the plant is the most successful. Exports soon grew, especially to London and the British Empire. Today there are over 600 Assam tea producing plantations in the Assam region.

We are now packaging the majority of our teas in black matte finish stand-up pouches. The matte finish outer layer gives them a distinctive old world look. Sizes available are 50g (new), 100g, 250g and 500g. Orders of 1kg quantities are either made up of two 500g pouches or with the suppliers original 1kg packaging.

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Assam 2nd Flush Mangalam Estate FTGFOP1

Assam 2nd Flush Mangalam Estate FTGFOP1 5

A tippy tea with a delicious malty and spicy taste. The colour is dark amber. A top tea in every Assam selection....

 From £6.75
Assam TGFOP1 Decaffeinated

Assam TGFOP1 Decaffeinated

Well crafted leaf with golden tips. The brew is highly aromatic, strong and malty in flavour...

 From £4.75
Assam 2nd Flush Gingia Estate GTOP

Assam 2nd Flush Gingia Estate GTOP

One of the best Assam teas we've tasted. The golden liquor combines with a classic depth. Juicy and deliciously malty....

 From £4.25
Assam - 2nd Flush Harmutty TGFOP1

Assam - 2nd Flush Harmutty TGFOP1 5

After a break of 6 months we're delighted to relist this top 2nd Flush Assam, with plenty of golden tips. It has a rich and well-rounded flavour....

 From £4.25
Assam 2nd Flush Hunwal Estate TGFOP1

Assam 2nd Flush Hunwal Estate TGFOP1

Rich and strong with a malty and harmonious finish...

 From £3.75
Assam 2nd Flush Thowra Estate TGFOP

Assam 2nd Flush Thowra Estate TGFOP

A deeply coloured cup with rich flavour and malty scents, from one of the prime sites in Assam....

 From £3.25
Assam 2nd Hunwal Estate  Breakfast Reserve FBOP

Assam 2nd Hunwal Estate Breakfast Reserve FBOP 5

This tea from the Hunwal Estate is a fine broken-leaf Assam with smooth, malty notes. Great for breakfast....

 From £3.25
Assam 2nd Flush Bukhial Estate TGFOP

Assam 2nd Flush Bukhial Estate TGFOP

A top Assam Estate. The soil and micro-climate produce a mellow and malty 2nd Flush. A fine tea to be savoured, fast becoming a High Teas favourite....

 From £3.25
Assam 2nd Flush Borengajuli Estate FBOP

Assam 2nd Flush Borengajuli Estate FBOP 5

Malty with a rich jammy-like flavour best describes this premium tea. The tea is vacuum-packed at the estate capturing the pungent 2nd flush flavour at its peak. A top tea!...

 From £3.25
Assam - Tonganagaon Estate, TGFOP1 Organic

Assam - Tonganagaon Estate, TGFOP1 Organic

A fine quality tea with the traditional rich malty taste combined with subtle sweet notes....

 From £3.25
Assam 2nd Flush Behora Estate TGFOP

Assam 2nd Flush Behora Estate TGFOP

From a Williamson flagship estate comes this top full-bodied 2nd Flush at a remarkable price. We're now offering the TGFOP grade at the same price as the FBOP grade. previously listed....

 From £3.25
Assam Bio GBOP Hathikuli Estate

Assam Bio GBOP Hathikuli Estate

A glowing copper coloured cup with a strong and spicy scent...

 From £2.25
Honest Everyday Assam, Orange Pekoe1Breakfast

Honest Everyday Assam, Orange Pekoe1Breakfast 5

A lovely large leaf Assam, copper coloured and spicy taste...

 From £2.25
Assam - Namdang Estate, Midseason, FTGFOP1

Assam - Namdang Estate, Midseason, FTGFOP1

A good quality Midseason tea, a good sized leaf produces a tasty tea, malty and with good colour...

 From £1.95