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Assam Breakfast Tea

Rich, Malty, Rousing

The ultimate breakfast tea, expertly blended from Assam's finest tea gardens - strong and bursting with flavour.

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Assam Breakfast Tea Black Tea

The Origin Story

When we decided to take our breakfast tea to the next level, we took the challenge very seriously. Whilst many breakfast teas are blended from tea gardens across the world, we settled on Assam in India. Why? Assam produces teas that offer the perfect balance of strength, assertiveness and rich malty flavour - everything you'd want in the first tea of your day.

Tom, our senior tea taster tastes thousands of the finest lots in Assam, produced during the short (and best) second flush during June each year to build the blend. Our strict standards mean that we reject any teas with the slightest hint of defect and accepted only those with the very fullest and clearest expression of rich Assam tea flavour.

We are really delighted with our final result: we believe our new Assam Breakfast will satisfy connoisseurs and strong-tea-drinkers alike. It infuses quickly, (we suggest 3 minutes) and you can enjoy it with milk or without.

Find out more about the different Indian Teas.

India - Assam

Assam is rightly famous for its beautifully rich and malty black teas

Assam lies at sea level in India’s subtropical north east and is renowned for its rich soils bordering the Bramhaputra River. Assam is famous for the tea cultivar which bears its name - Camellia Sinensis Assamica.

  • Cultivar
    Camelia Sinensis Assamica
  • Oxidisation Level
    100%
  • Picked
    Summer

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Walnut-coloured tea leaves scattered with golden tips.

Aroma

Comforting malt, caramel and rich dried fruit.

In the Cup

Deep ruby-red tea infusion.

Taste

Amazingly satisfying, rich and malty black tea.

Make the Perfect Cup of Assam Breakfast Tea

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)

2
Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 100°C

3
Infuse
Infuse

Infuse tea for 3-5 minutes

3-5 min
4
Reinfuse
Re-infuse

You can infuse this tea once

Reviews

Assam Breakfast Tea Black Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Paul
    Strong without bitterness
    by Paul
    Rating: 5 stars
    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.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Ewie
    PLENTY INTENSE
    by Ewie
    Rating: 5 stars
    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.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Stu
    Now that's what I call T
    by Stu
    Rating: 5 stars
    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
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Stu
    Now that's what I call T
    by Stu
    Rating: 5 stars
    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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