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Young Mountain Tea Tea 1.7 oz ($0.42/cup) Organic Assam Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea 1.7 oz ($0.42/cup) Organic Assam Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea Organic Assam Black, OABESC17, OABELC375, OABEB1
Organic Assam Black - Young Mountain Tea
Young Mountain Tea Tea Organic Assam Black
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Young Mountain Tea

Organic Assam Black

$7.99

Size:
1.7 oz ($0.42/cup)
3.75 oz ($0.37/cup)
1 lb ($0.25/cup)

Organic Assam Black | A Robust Black Tea

Origin: Assam, India

Garden: Chardwar

Contains Caffeine

Certifications: USDA Organic

This lively black tea from India's tropics is ideal for a robust morning cup.

Assam is the world’s most productive tea region.  Deep in the tropical jungle, these low-elevation tea plants have larger leaves than the mountain varieties. Producing a rich, malty, robust liquor, Assam teas take well to milk and sugar, and are the base of Indian chai. However we love to drink the tea by itself, and chose Chardwar for its blend of the signature Assam maltiness and a unique crisp tartness that we haven't tasted in an Assam tea before.

Taste:  Assam teas, almost always black, are characterized by their thick and strong body. The strength of the brew allows the tea to hold additional flavors such as bergamot, which produces Earl Grey, or milk, sugar and spices that make traditional Indian chai.  Assam teas dominate the western market in the form of English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast. This particular tea introduces a new flavor profile to this otherwise monochromatic Assam market. Our current lot is a particularly well rounded batch, releasing complex flavor notes over the course of several infusions. This makes for a smoother, more complex cup while retaining the robust body characteristics of Assam teas.

Production: Assam’s large leafed plants, temperate and tropical climate, rich mineral deposits (left by the Brahmaputra River), and 9-month growing season make it the most productive tea growing region in the world. Unlike the mountainous regions, the flat jungle landscape makes mechanized harvesting possible and many pluckers use tea cutting shears in order to speed up harvesting and get more material from the plants.   

Region: Since its inception, Assam focused on optimizing efficiency in production.  Within 40 years of establishing the first plantations, India overtook China as the largest tea producer in the world.

Most Assam teas end up in tea bags. The leaves go through a multistage processing technique known as CTC (cut-tear-curl).  Breaking the leaves into the smallest bits, the abundance of surface area makes the leaf particles release all their flavor notes in a single steep. However, our whole leaf Assam Black is made using a style of production known as Orthodox. In this approach, the leaf is carefully handled from start to finish, resulting in a more complex, balanced cup of tea.

Growers: Chardwar Estate was first started in the 1970s and located between the rich fertile banks of the Brahmaputra River and the famed Kazirangha National Park. It's highly favorable location make it a biodiversity hot spot for flora and fauna alike, and thanks to the organic practices that were adopted to run the garden, it's possible to see elephants, rhinos, and other rare animals throughout the garden. The name Chardwar translates to "Four Doors" and is a nod to a story about the garden offering four doors to heaven. 

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Assam Well Represented
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Good, strong breakfast tea
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Delicious Organic Black Tea

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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(3)
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J
J.B.
Assam Well Represented
D
D.M.
Good, strong breakfast tea
E
E.N.
Delicious Organic Black Tea