Aroma Assam T. G. B. O. P.
Assam is a region in Indian, which is one of the world’s largest growing areas. Often sold for blending this tea is strong and packed with flavour. It has a pungent full bodied liquor and malty taste. This grade is the medium leaf that takes longer than the fine leaf to brew however draws out the flavour because of the slow infusion.
The introduction of Assam tea to Europe was influenced by the East India Trading Company Tea Committee who created a hybrid plant from Chinese and Assam tea plants which was found to grow best in the humid monsoon prone Assam. This realisation caused the province of Assam to be turned from wild wastelands to profitable tea plantations.