Assam

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

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About Assam

Very dark loose-leaf tea with a few flecks of lighter orange colors interspersedA typical-looking loose-leaf orthodox Assam black tea. Photo © A Girl With Tea, CC BY 2.0.
Assam is a region of India and a variety and style of black tea. Although the region produces a small number of green teas, Assam green teas are very uncommon; when a tea is referred to as "Assam" it invariably means black tea.

Assam is further identified by means of production into CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl, a mechanical process) and orthodox (traditionally produced) tea. CTC tea is cheaper and infuses faster, whereas orthodox tea tends to be more expensive, more complex, and require longer brewing times.

Assam is produced from a large-leafed variety of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis assamica, a different variety from both Chinese teas and teas in the Darjeeling district of India. This variety, although associated with Assam, is sometimes grown in other regions. Assam teas have a unique flavor both due to the low altitude of the Assam region and the special variety of tea plant used.

The aroma of Assam teas is often described as malty. Most Assam teas are described as strong and powerful; Assam is one of the most common ingredients in breakfast blends and strong black tea blends, particularly Irish Breakfast and Ostfriesen tea. However, Assam teas are diverse and there are smoother and subtler black teas produced in this region as well.

Best Assam

The notion of the "best" Assam is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Assam

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
36
15 Ratings
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Assam Gold Rain Black Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
60
5 Ratings
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Kalami Assam Indian Tea

Brand:Ahmad Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
76
5 Ratings
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Barooti Assam (Broken Leaf with Golden Tips)

Brand:Ahmad Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
82
4 Ratings
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Assam TGFOP Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
99
3 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Assam TGFOP Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
99
3 Ratings
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Barooti Assam (Broken Leaf with Golden Tips)

Brand:Ahmad Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
82
4 Ratings
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Assam (Tea Bags)

Brand:Hampstead Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
79
3 Ratings
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Kalami Assam Indian Tea

Brand:Ahmad Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
76
5 Ratings
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Assam Organic Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
74
3 Ratings

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