The First Estate Assam Loose Leaf Black Tea Caddy 125g
By 1778, The East India Company realised that tea plantations needed to be established in India to break the Chinese monopoly of this vital trade. Tea Plants were introduced to the Calcutta Botanical Gardens and in 1834 the company discovered that “the tea shrub is beyond all doubt indigenous to Upper Assam”.
The East India Company shipped the first twelve tea chests to London in 1838. The name of this superb Assam blend recalls those pioneering efforts, which led to the phenomenal growth of the tea industry in India.
Where it’s from
What it tastes like
Full-bodied and rich with a malty flavour
When to enjoy it
In the morning
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How to Brew It: The First Estate Assam Black Tea
2 GRAMS OF TEA LEAVES / 2 TEASPOONS
210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC
3-4 MINS BREWING TIME
Usually enjoyed with milk. Add sugar to taste. Learn more about our teas, Learn how tea is processed, from tea leaf to your cup, or how to brew the perfect cup of tea from our tea master.