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Distinctive malty flavour, with a bold invigorating character.
Assam possesses a beautiful ruby amber hue. It is a black tea, and consists of small sized Assam tea leaves.
This tea is from Brahmaputra, India.
What is Assam Loose Leaf tea?
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This tea in general has quite a distinct flavour. It’s often described as having a malty taste with a bold and invigorating flavour. It’s a black tea that consists of small leaves, which should be brewed with boiling water.
Below we answer more questions such as what are the benefits, what is the difference between English Breakfast (another black, malty tea).
We also look at where it comes from and who brought it to Europe.
What are the benefits of Assam tea
In comparison to Camomile loose leaf tea which is said to provide much more short-term benefits to the human body, Assam benefits are a bit more long term. By regularly drinking this beverage, you can significantly reduce the chances of unwanted diseases. Some might say more in line with the benefits we get from drinking fresh coffee.
Helping to prevent cancer – As in most caffeine products, antioxidant properties are prevalent. These anti-oxidants can help your body in the long term in lots of different ways. One of the ways is that they can function to reduce the damage of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species on your cells. IN turn helping to prevent cancer.
Cardiovascular Health – Drinking Assam tea on a regular basis is said to have significant benefits to your cardiovascular organs. The drink has been found to help in stopping or slowing down the build-up of plaque inside the important arteries which ultimately reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Decreased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease – As in fresh coffee, Assam tea has been proven to reduce the chances of you getting or being affected by Parkinson’s disease. Approximately 2, 3 or 4 cups of Assam tea per day can have significant long term benefits in this area and therefore significantly reduce the risk of Parkinson’s
Assam tea vs English breakfast
Many people look to compare the difference between these two tea products so here is the difference.
The difference between Assam and English breakfast loose leaf is that Assam is simply one of three ingredients in the English breakfast tea leaves.
Assam is added Ceylon and Darjeeling to create the English breakfast flavour.
How much caffeine is in Assam tea
The caffeine levels in Assam are generally slightly higher than in other tea products. There’s no simple answer to this question because a black tea can contain anywhere between 23mg and 110mg per cup. If you steep or boil your drink for longer, then you can end up with more caffeine than when boiled for a shorter period of time.
Another variable which can impact the amount of caffeine is the temperature of the water. In general black teas are steeped or boiled at a higher temperature than green teas which also produces more caffeine.
Where does Assam tea come from?
Assam is a region in India, which is where it is grown. It has a tropical climate with high humidity levels, which is the main ingredient to creating a unique malty taste.
The drink was first brought over to the west by a Scottish adventurer Robert Bruce. You can read more about the history of Assam tea on Wikipedia