Assam Black Tea

Black teas from Assam, from the lowlands around the Brahmaputra River, are full-bodied and dense. Assam teas are very dark, strong and intense in flavour. These Indian teas are often drunk with milk. The large-leaved variety of the Camellia Sinensis Assamica tea plant is named after this region. It was discovered and described in 1823 by Robert Bruce on a trading trip to the East Indies, where the plant was known and used as medicine by local tribes.