Sunday, 6 February 2011
(Black Tea) Assam.
Where it's grown : The Assam Valley in Northeastern India.
How is tastes: Bold and hearty, with a malt-like aftertaste. Stands up well to milk or lemon. A major ingredient in English or Irish Breakfast tea blends.
Color of the brew: Dark reddish brown.
When to drink it: With a hearty breakfast.
Brewing directions: Steep 1-1/2 teaspoons in 1 cup of boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes.
Worth noting: The Brahmaputra Valley within Assam is the largest single black tea producing area in the world in terms of cultivated land.