Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Assam tea gets its name from the northern province of India. It is a variety of black tea, which has a natural sweetness and softness that feels good on the palate. As for health benefits, Assam tea concentrates many properties that are characteristic of black teas. While there is a variety of black teas such as Nilgiri, Ceylon, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Keemun. Assam tea is a one-of-a-kind! Assam has many health benefits including being full of antioxidants. You are about to discover one of the best herbal teas for health. Assam is one of the most popular teas drank in America, England, Ireland and Canada. Assam is considered a black tea, which is classified through the creation process after removing the pits have been removed from the plant.

About Assam

Assam tea is grown in the Valley of Assam to the west of India. A little trivia about Assam tea: The Brahmaputra Valley in Assam, India is, by area, the world’s largest site where black tea is grown. Assam tea has taste which is intense and has touch of malt flavor. It can be just as delicious with milk lemon. However, as with any tea, you can always add to taste what you prefer. Assam is dark reddish brown when brewed and can be served 2-3 times a day, but it is suggested to drink it with breakfast. If you prefer a pure tea, Assam is a good choice. There are a few tips to remember when preparing Assam tea.

  • Do not store for more than one day as the tea loses its best herbal tea properties.
  • Cool the tea quickly to maximize the potential of benefits.
  • Assam tea has a sweet subtle flavor

How to Prepare Assam Tea

Using a tea ball or paper tea filter mix 1 1/2 tsp of Assam with boiling water. Let stand 4-5 minutes (the typical amount of time for most black teas). Sweeten and/or flavor to taste. Assam is a great tea to serve cold to guests and is a wonderful selection of the many types of black teas on the market. Assam makes a great base to add other flavors in order to develop a simplistic yet intricate surprise for the palate, which is easily achieved with the use of different sweeteners such as brown sugar rather than white, or strawberries instead of lemons or oranges.

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