Tippy Assam Loose Tea
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Believe it or not, for all the different varieties of tea there are only two different types of tea plant – one of which originates in Assam, the Camellia assamica.
Our signature loose Assam has a small neat leaf with plenty of golden “tip”: in other words, the best part of the bush. Rolled in the traditional manner for that authentic Assam taste, it's brilliant at breakfast with a splash of milk.
• Origin: India
• Tea type: Black
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g pouch = 50 cups, 120g caddy = 60 cups
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Weight: 100g pouch and 120g caddy
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
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More about this Tea
Rich and malty
Strong, hearty foods – mushrooms on toast, English Breakfast
The lush lowlands down by the Brahmaputra River are home to hundreds of tea gardens: 765, to be precise.
Tea plantations were first introduced to India by the British in the 19th century, after Robert Fortune stole Chinese tea cuttings to plant in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling. Today Indian tea is some of the most famous in the world: it's also home to Assam tea, found growing wild there by the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce.
How to Make
1 tsp loose tea
- Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
- Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 98 degrees
- Wait for 3-5 minutes
- Remove infuser and enjoy
2 tsp loose tea
100ml freshly boiled water
Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)
- Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
- Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
- Top up with plenty of ice
- Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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