Assam tea is black tea made in the Assam locale in India. As of not long ago, Assam was creating practically just mass market black tea. Regardless of its prominence and wide accessibility, Assam is a moderately new tea. Tea creation in India began distinctly around 200 years back.
What makes Assam tea different from other black tea is:
- Assam tea is produced using Camellia sinensis var assamica, a plant local to Assam
- Extraordinary terroir
- Handling techniques
This district delivered about half of the absolute Indian tea, making it the biggest tea industry in India and the greatest tea developing area in the world. It has around 50 000 tea makers that make just about 49 000 thousands kilogram of tea every year. Some of them are greater estates that produce mass market teas, while others are little tea gardens zeroed in on craftsman and claim to fame tea.
Until recently, the greater part of the tea from Assam was utilized in mixes, ordinarily in tea sacks. Today, it's conceivable to purchase astounding white, oolong or green tea made in this district as well, regularly high valued and interesting. But above all, a black tea got an opportunity it merited.
Two kinds of Assam tea
Assam is generally gathered four times each year, with the first and second collect being the awesome. In contrast to Darjeeling, it's a low developed tea, and completely oxidized. Two principle types are accessible – conventional and CTC tea. Standard Assam tea can additionally be partitioned into numerous classifications, contingent upon the leaf type. Universal tea is made utilizing customary strategies and is considered of higher caliber than tea made for tea packs. Notwithstanding, that isn't generally the situation, as the last quality will rely upon numerous variables – soil, atmosphere, plant, leaf type, reaping time, handling strategies and significantly more.
CTC or cut-tear-curl tea is a kind of black tea where leaves are framed into a little pellets, as in Simple Chai tea. CTC isn't utilized for making different sorts, for example, green, white, oolong, pu'erh or yellow tea.
What does Assam tea taste like?
Assam tea is typically depicted as full bodied and solid with a malty flavor. Full bodied implies that tea is rich and complex and is regularly identified with black tea. Assam tea is a typical fixing in tea mixes, used to give a more grounded base and profundity. The flavor can go from lively, smokey, hearty, musky and solid to a lighter cup with chocolate, cocoa, or even sweet and zesty notes.Assam CTC tea will generally be maltier, stronger and sharper, and possibly astringent. This sort of tea is generally found in tea packs, as opposed to in loose leaf structure. In any case, it makes a brilliant base for chai teas, or for teas that should be solid to hold the smell of flavors, milk and sugar.