This mellow and malty Assam black tea celebrates the unique flavor characteristics of the Assam tea-growing region. Add milk to enhance your experience (20 tea bags per box).
Instructions: Bring water to boil (212F). Steep for 4-5 minutes.
Aroma: earthy, leather, tobacco
Flavor: malt, honey, woody, smokey
We are proud to support the emerging Karbi-Anglong Small Farmers tea project in Assam, India. Assam became the epicenter of the colonial tea plantation system in the 1800s when the British lost their trade monopoly with China. Vast plantations were established under British rule and workers were coerced from the most vulnerable populations in central India through indentured contracts to labor on the plantations. Today, Assam's tea plantations are still fraught with labor injustices and many plantation laborers live and work in terrible conditions.
The Karbi-Anglong Small Farmers tea project represents the beginning of a small farmer tea model in Assam. We are proud to support this initiative through our partners, Tea Promoters of India (TPI), who have long been champions of environmental and social reform in the tea industry, particularly with regard to the support and development of democratic small farmer organizations.