The First Estate Assam Loose Leaf Black Tea Caddy 125g


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Rich and full bodied, The First Estate Assam Loose Tea has a distinct malty taste that sets it apart from other Assam blends. Enjoy a cup of this loose leaf tea with a sweet or savoury biscuit.

We recommend our butter shortbread biscuits they are as creamy as can be. An even greater indulgence when they’re served with a glorious cup of our rich, malty Assam.


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
Assam, India

What it tastes like
Full-bodied and rich with a malty flavour

When to enjoy it
In the morning



This tea is sourced from a tea estate certified by The Ethical Tea Partnership.
We are proud to be a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), a non-commercial alliance of international tea companies who share a vision of a thriving global tea sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Delivery Options for Fine Foods

UK Standard Delivery: £6.49
UK Next Day Delivery (mainland UK only): £9.95 (Order before 12pm)

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How to Brew It: The First Estate Assam Black Tea


  • 210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC


  • 4/5 STRENGTH

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.