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Assam Breakfast Tea

Malty, Honey, Raisin From Assam, India

The ultimate single origin 'english' breakfast tea, satisfying and full-bodied with honeyed malty flavour. Expertly blended from selected gardens in Assam, India, for a fortifying and malty black tea that is perfect with or without milk.

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    Assam Breakfast Tea

    To ensure a bold and true expression of Assam character, we have created our single origin breakfast blend using the finest second flush tea leaves. Our Head of Tea, Tom, selects the best batches of this Indian tea from Assam’s foremost gardens out of the hundreds that he tastes each year. In India’s subtropical north east, the Assam terroir borders the Himalayas and is renowned for its rich soils, producing teas that offer the ideal balance of strength, assertiveness and malty flavour – everything that we believe makes the perfect 'english' breakfast tea.

    • Cultivar - Camellia sinensis var. assamica
    • Picked - Summer
    • Oxidisation level - 100%

    Tasting notes

    • What to Look For

      Dark coloured tea leaves scattered with golden tips.

    • Aroma

      Comforting malt, honey and rich dried fruit.

    • In the Cup

      Deep ruby-red tea infusion.

    • Taste

      Amazingly satisfying, rich and malty.

    Origin

    To ensure a bold and true expression of Assam character, we have created our single origin breakfast blend using the finest second flush tea leaves. Our Head of Tea, Tom, selects the best batches of this Indian tea from Assam’s foremost gardens out of the hundreds that he tastes each year. In India’s subtropical north east, the Assam terroir borders the Himalayas and is renowned for its rich soils, producing teas that offer the ideal balance of strength, assertiveness and malty flavour – everything that we believe makes the perfect 'english' breakfast tea.
    • Cultivar - Camellia sinensis var. assamica
    • Picked - Summer
    • Oxidisation level - 100%

    Origin

    Tasting notes

    • What to Look For

      Dark coloured tea leaves scattered with golden tips.

    • Aroma

      Comforting malt, honey and rich dried fruit.

    • In the Cup

      Deep ruby-red tea infusion.

    • Taste

      Amazingly satisfying, rich and malty.

    The perfect cup

    • Measure 4g or 2 tsp per cup (250ml)
    • Heat water to 100°C
    • Infuse tea for 3-5 minutes
    • You can re-infuse this tea once

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    1. Rating
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      2 months ago

      A definite assam standard

      An excellent assam breakfast tea. I have sampled other brands and always come back to Jing’s assam breakfast for a well rounded and full flavoured strong pot of tea.
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      3 months ago

      No other tea compares!

      Delicious as always! I honestly can't find a better tea
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      6 months ago

      Delicious!

      Full bodied and full flavoured a perfect blend for those who like me prefer a stronger tea . First tried the Assam blend at a hotel stay and absolutely loved it so just had to buy it. A morning staple I won't be without now.
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      7 months ago

      10/10

      The taste, aroma and freshness is absolutely amazing. This is just the best in the market. Will be buying more, as soon as mine is done. :)
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      9 months ago

      Fantastic Early Morning Pick-you Up

      Over the past 18 months I have become obsessed with tea and this was one of the first Breakfast Teas I tried and I always come back to it. It packs a malty punch and is my early morning with milk staple now. Highly recommended.
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      9 months ago

      Great breakfast tea

      I have been looking for quite some time for a full flavoured Assam tea. This hits all the marks. Full flavoured but not overpowering. Love it.
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      10 months ago

      The Breakfast Tea!

      A frequent buyer of this tea as it’s the go to for breakfast. A true experience of flavours and a powerful taste.
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      10 months ago

      Assam heaven

      My morning tea has to be perfect, it’s what gets me out of bed in the mornings. I love the Assam blend as it hits the spot - a perfect balance of flavour and strength. I’m a big fan of the loose tea and make sure I never run out. I even take it with me when staying with friends!
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      11 months ago

      Yum!

      I don’t usually have Assam but after trying some out at my daughter’s house I’m converted and so bought myself the biggest bag!
      A good morning it will be from now on.
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      1 year ago

      The best English breakfast tea EVER!

      I absolutely love this tea. I cannot start my day without it! I’m very particular about how I drink it - freshly boiled water in a bone China mug. You can taste the difference between this and other teas. It’s strong and robust but doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste and it goes perfectly with my non-dairy (oat) milk too.
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      1 year ago

      Ideal breakfast tea

      The Assam tea is a perfect balance of med-strong taste for a cup of tea in the morning. Highly recommended
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      1 year ago

      Everyday for years now I’ve started my day with your Assam breakfast tea - I love it!

      Fresh, clean, aromatic and full of flavour- a truly great loose leaf tea. Thank you.
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      1 year ago

      well rounded and smooth.

      My first taste of Jing breakfast tea was a treat for my taste buds.
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      1 year ago

      A very tasty loose leaf tea

      This tea is the best loose leaf Assam that i have tried. It has a very aromatic, malty and refreshing taste.
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      1 year ago

      Delicious smooth

      I’m so, so happy I found this. It’s my gold standard. I’ve only tried the loose leaf in the 2 cup pot and keen to see what the tea bags are like for travel. Thank you to JING for not compromising and please never stop or change this tea. I don’t think I can go back to any another tea - I’m scared to say this but it’s pretty perfect for me.
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      4 years ago

      Strong without bitterness

      Very impressed, arrived yesterday, had a stronger cuppa this morning than usual and it still wasn't bitter. Bold but balanced flavours, looking forward to waking up to this tea.
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      4 years ago

      PLENTY INTENSE

      This tea is pretty intense. I can see why one would usually have it for breakfast. I tried drinking it in the evening once, but it just didn’t seem appropriate. It says on the pack that it is ‘rich, malty and rousing’, and I can definitely taste the rousing. I still find the range of adjectives that it is OK to use when describing these teas quite amusing. This is quite a cunning, zippy, industrious tea, with plenty of spunk and a soupçon of leather sofa.
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      5 years ago

      Now that's what I call T

      I was fed up of drinking bog standard regular box tea. So I decided to try tea leaves instead. I spoke with Jing Tea and they where very helpful, as to which I was assigned a variety box to find out what I liked and what I didn't. Never tried loose tea before but my first venture into the loose tea was the Assam Breakfast and all I can say is WOW.

      ASSAM BREAKFAST REVIEW
      I might of made it a bit to strong with being new to all this, but this tea lived up to its name and its description. Its rich full bodied with a very strong taste it has some kick too which is just what I was looking for, its not sweet but has somewhat of a slight bitter tang to it. Overall this is so far my best cuppa ive had in a long time. Combine this with some Lindt Dark Chocolate or better and oh my that's it you don't need anything else its like a party on your palate it works so well with dark chocolate for sure...

      Thanks Jing Tea
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      5 years ago

      Now that's what I call T

      I was fed up of drinking bog standard regular box tea. So I decided to try tea leaves instead. I spoke with Jing Tea and they where very helpful, as to which I was assigned a variety box to find out what I liked and what I didn't. Never tried loose tea before but my first venture into the loose tea was the Assam Breakfast and all I can say is WOW.

      ASSAM BREAKFAST REVIEW
      I might of made it a bit to strong with being new to all this, but this tea lived up to its name and its description. Its rich full bodied with a very strong taste it has some kick too which is just what I was looking for, its not sweet but has somewhat of a slight bitter tang to it. Overall this is so far my best cuppa ive had in a long time. Combine this with some Lindt Dark Chocolate or better and oh my that's it you don't need anything else its like a party on your palate it works so well with dark chocolate for sure...

      Thanks Jing Tea
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      6 years ago

      Just what the doctor ordered!

      Breakfast at Gidleigh Park, Chagford - a great 'hit' from a stunning cup of tea.
      I had to ask what it was (though I have never before been inclined to do so).
      "Assam breakfast from Jing", the charming waiter replied.
      I've had repeat prescriptions ever since and use it at all time of day an night - to impress visitors!
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      7 years ago

      My new found love of tea

      JING Assam Breakfast tea is amazing. I rang and spoke to the customer service team who were lovely and very helpful. I would highly recommend, JING tea have made me love tea again, thanks to the team
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      7 years ago

      As a breakfast tea should taste

      Nice rich flavour and taste, too much of this tea and it would taste bitter and too strong but measured sensibly is a delight first thing in the morning.
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      7 years ago

      The Best

      Ive allways purchased assam breakfast tea. Its a nice rich taste just like tea should be. I will try one of the other teas, but assam is my favourite..
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      7 years ago

      Glass double thickness cups and teapot

      Wonderful double thickness cups surprisingly cool to the touch but keeps tea very hot. Nice teapot also for making two cups of very nice Assam tea. Very pleased. The little timer is most useful also - well done!
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      8 years ago

      Unbeatable Breakfast Brew!

      Quite simply the best breakfast tea I have ever come across. I use about 4 grams per cup, infused for 4-5 mins and drunk with milk. Makes getting up on a Monday morning much less arduous!
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      11 years ago

      Surprising smooth and round in flavour

      Excellent, pleasant and agreeable to drink. Good value quality price.
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      12 years ago

      Delicious!

      The Breakfast Assam has short, broken leaves, very small and pale chocolate in color. I steeped my leaves for about 3 minutes, using about 1.5 tablespoons for a 23 oz. pot and nearly boiling water. The leaves open up and unfurl to color the steeping tea a deep and rich amber. Its mellow, rounded scent I suppose could be described as malty. I found the flavor to be more to the slightly sweet and honeyish than the malty, but when I think of malty, I think of beer, and this wasn't beerlike to me at all. The color of the tea is gorgeous, full and dark, reminiscent of coffee. The scent of the tea is rich and the flavor is so rounded and easy to drink that I was hooked at once. I did taste the slightest bitterness as I finished my first cup, so I'm glad that I limited my steeping to 3 minutes. More would have been to excess, and I will knock 30 seconds off my first steeping of this tea next time around. I had one other great infusion from this tea, also steeped for 3 minutes, and then a weaker third infusion that nudged me to give up the leaves to the compost as the taste was expiring. I have to say that this naturally sweet, smooth and beautiful deep amber tea was really something wonderful. It would be delightful iced, and I expect that it might bring out a different set of flavor strengths. This tea opens up the world of black teas to me. The assam really impresses me as it is so without bitterness, and the flavor has a sweet fullness that I associate with perfectly ripe, completely in season fruit - like raspberries picked from backyard canes. Full and mellow, richly sweet. Delicious!
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