The region of Assam is the largest tea-producing region in the world and home to some of the best black teas from India. It lies 120 miles East of Darjeeling (a high elevation tea growing area), and borders with China, Burma, and Bangladesh.
The distinct tea varietal growing in Assam is the Camellia Assamica, a relatively larger-leaf tea plant.
This tea produces a rich, malty brew with a slight caramel sweetness.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started.
Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
Water Temp: 200°F (93°C)
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3-4
Quantity of Leaf: 1 tsp / 8oz water