Golden Assam
Organic and Fair Trade™ Black Tea

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The Assam region of Northeast India is famous for its black tea production. The sub-tropical valleys of Assam in which tea is cultivated yield gutsy, bold infusions with full body and flavor. Our single estate Golden Assam is from orthodox manufacture and has an abundance of even grade leaves and golden buds.



Tasting Notes: Robust and bright with hints of sweet raisin and an assertive malty finish

Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ black tea.

Additional Info: Classic black teas offer a timeless taste of tea's rich history and express a distinct sense of place, determined not only by geography and climate, but also by culture and tradition.

Assam region in Northeastern India.
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 5 minutes (2nd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Peter on September 10, 2016
San Fransisco, CA United States
This is an elegant Assam in the sense it's not like one of those miserable supermarket Assams that taste as if they already made tea with it, dried it out and gave you the second infusion months later.

Indeed this (late 2016 order) is very light-bodied and mild, it has little of the malt or umami you would expect in a full-throated Assam. Instead it has this faint hint of--I have to say--freesia aroma to it. Maybe it was handled by someone wearing freesia hand cream or something along the line but this is what I'm reporting. Still a nice tea.

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By David A. Mihaila on July 26, 2016
Diamond Head, HI United States
A true grand cru of a tea.

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By Tammy Roth on September 15, 2015
Jersey City, NJ , AL United States
I love this assam - it is deep, malty, and bracing - everything a good assam should be! It is a perfect morning cuppa and stands up to sweets and shortbread well. I love the tea for its raisin and caramel notes.

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By Claudia on October 22, 2014
Woodbridge, AL United States
Loved this tea. It's slowly becoming a favorite. I love the Sweet Raisin Taste. Steep instructions are perfecto, added lemon and I'm in heaven. Will add to my permanent collection.

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By David Parrish on August 25, 2013
Richardson, AL United States
To the previous reviewer: you must have received a different batch than I. Tis tea, when brewed according to the instructions and finished with a dash of (soy)milk, as most assams are traditionally enjoyed, has the most amazing toasty-malty finish of any Assam in recent memory! i just wish Rishi were not so stingy with the amount in their new paper packaging at my local Whole Foods.

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By Cameron Foltz on June 4, 2013
Tallahassee, FL, AL United States
This batch of Golden Assam is quite bitter at 4 minutes of steeping, let alone 5. I'd suggest a tablespoon per 8 oz at 3-3.5 minutes instead of these parameters. A second steep isn't a good idea.

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