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What is Assam Tea?

what is assam tea

There has been a lot of interest from you, our lovely tea drinkers, about the gardens in Assam from which we buy our tea. But first of all, what is Assam tea?

Assam Tea

Assam tea is a delicious black tea, world-famous for its big, rich and malty character. Like lots of teas, it’s made using the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant but its growing conditions give it a distinct flavour.

This special tea is absolutely perfect for our signature Everyday tea blends and consequently we buy lots of tea from the Assam region.

Where is Assam?

Assam tea gets its name from the area in which it’s grown. Located in the north-east of India, Assam is one of the world’s most famous tea producing regions. Assam covers the Brahmaputra valley which reaches from the Himalayas down to the Bay of Bengal.

Heavy rainfalls and high humidity means that the soil in the Brahmaputra Valley is rich and fertile and is perfect for growing some of the best teas in the World. Only tea grown in the Brahmaputra Valley is truly Assam.

The really great news is that due to increased environmental awareness and more sustainable tea growing methods, particularly for organic tea gardens, local flora and wildlife is thriving.

It’s one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet and home to some unique plants and animals:

  • Rare and beautiful orchids grow in this region
  • The one-horned Indian rhino makes its home here
  • It’s also one of the last wild habitats of the Asian elephant
The Tea Industry in Assam

Assam is one of the poorest regions in the world and many people find employment within the tea industry. Interestingly, more than 80% of tea pickers in Assam are women.

We are proud to buy tea from just seven partner estates in the Assam region. By sharing this information we hope to show how important it is for us to work only with progressive tea estates who look to improve the quality of life for their workers and their families.

Find Out for Yourself

If Assam tea sounds like something you’d like to sample for yourself, why not try one of our Everyday blends? They’re made using the best quality organic, Fairtrade Assam tea and are absolutely delicious.

Our partner gardens

We are proud to buy our black tea from 7 partner gardens in Assam.

ATTAREEKHAT

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Attareekhat since 2006

Address

McLeod Russel India Ltd.
PO: Attareekhat Udalguri, 784527
Assam, India

BORENGAJULI

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Borengajuli since 2006

Address

McLeod Russel India Ltd.
PO: Tongal-Khoirabari Rd, Dimakuchi, 784526
Assam, India

HARCHURAH

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Harchurah since 2006

Address

McLeod Russel India Ltd.
PO: Harchurah, 784001
Assam, India

PHULBARI

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Phulbari since 2006

Address

McLeod Russel India Ltd.
PO: Balipara Sonitpur, 784101
Assam, India

JALINGA

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Jalinga since 2013

Address

Jalinga Tea Co. Pvt. Ltd.
PO: Rosekandi Grant Pt II, 788117
Assam, India

JAMGURI

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Jamguri since 2014

Address

Ambootia Tea Group
PO: Oating, Golaghat, 785621
Assam, India

SEWPUR

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Sewpur since 1999

Address

Chamong Tee Exports Pvt. Ltd.
PO: A.T.Road, Tinsukia, 786125
Assam, India

Cherideo Purbat

Length of Partnership

We’ve worked with Cherideo Purbat since 2019

Address

Cherideo Purbat Tea Estate
PO: Nazira, District Sivsagar, 785685
Assam, India

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