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Assam Green

 
Last Updated: Oct. 23, 2017 

About Assam Green

Loose-leaf tea with long, intact, wiry and curvy leaves, brown to olive-reddish, in ceramic bowlLoose-Leaf Innate Assam Summer Natural Artisanal Green from TEAORB, Photo © Alex Zorach, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Assam green tea is green tea grown in Assam, India. The overwhelming majority of tea produced in the Assam region is black tea, and when tea is specified only as "Assam" it almost invariably refers to black tea. Assam green tea is neither common nor well-known; it is less common even than Darjeeling green teas.

Assam green teas, owing to the combination of the large-leafed cultivar grown in this region, and the denser, heavier air at lower altitudes, tend to large-leaf green teas with a bold flavor and dark color. The dry leaf is often as dark as black teas in appearance, only becoming green upon steeping. Many of them resemble Yunnan green teas and sheng Pu-erh.

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Picture of Jsd Assam Summer Organic Artisanal Green Tea

Another summer Assam green that I was not a fan of and found difficult to appreciate. Thank you TEAORB for the sample!

Dry leaf has a strong aroma of wood resin, like pine, and lightly smoky, almost a little rubbery. The leaf smell is a bit harsh in the way raw Pu-erh that has not been aged can be, and I'm not sur...

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56 / 100
Picture of Seuj Assam Summer Natural Artisanal Green

Another tea that I found too astringent to enjoy, no matter how I brewed it. I'm finding that about most of these summer-harvest Assam greens and even some of the spring ones. Thank you to TEAORB for the samples, this is an interesting experience even if I don't like all the teas.

Dry leaf smells heavy, pungent, v...

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51 / 100
Picture of Innate Assam Summer Natural Artisanal Green

An aromatically-interesting tea that was too harsh for me to enjoy it. I wonder if, like a raw or sheng Pu-erh, this tea could be aged. I couldn't enjoy drinking it as-is.

This is the first summer-harvest Assam green tea, and I was curious to see if it tasted appreciably different from the others. I was disappoin...

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73 / 100
Picture of Esta Assam Spring Organic Artisanal Green

When TEAORB sent me a massive array of Assam green teas to sample, I was a little worried that they would all taste too similar to each other, especially given how they all seem to look very similar to each other. Many of the Assam greens I've tried have been bold, alien, and the sort of tea I would need to be in the ...

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Picture of Basundhara Assam Spring Organic Artisanal Green

I was attracted to this sample in the batch by TEAORB's description of a "forest floor" aroma and "toasted beans" palate. That appeals to me. I did not enjoy it as much as I had hoped, however.

The leaf, although a bit boring looking (wiry and solid brown in color), is pleasantly fragrant, a lot like a Chinese gre...

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Jsd Assam Summer Organic Artisanal Green Tea

Brand:TEAORB
Style:Assam Green
Region:Udalguri, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Kamata Assam Spring Organic Artisanal Green

Brand:TEAORB
Style:Assam Green
Region:Bongaigaon, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Ranjit Assam Spring Natural Artisanal Green

Brand:TEAORB
Style:Assam Green
Region:Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Degozest Assam Spring Natural Artisanal Green

Brand:TEAORB
Style:Assam Green
Region:Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Esta Assam Spring Organic Artisanal Green

Brand:TEAORB
Style:Assam Green
Region:Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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