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Assam Tea Benefits with Different Flavour

India ranks second in terms of global production of tea, losing first place to China, the country that is credited for discovering tea. However, inside the interiors of India, Assam is the leading producer of tea. With a whopping 52% of tea production, it’s no surprise that Assam’s actually means ‘unequalled' or ‘peerless' in Sanskrit(‘Asama’). Assam tea crosses leaps and bounds in terms of popularity inside the country.
 
Processes of manufacturing tea
 
Orthodox: The traditional hand plucked harvesting and processing by skilled workers and non-mechanized methods to prepare premium tea
CTC: Machine-centred Cut, Tear and Curl – a harsher, yet faster method that turns the softened Assam tea leaves into pellets.Almost all of Assam tea is now CTC.
 
Assam tea also comes in variations, such as Assam green tea and Assam black tea. In terms of texture, it is typically a strong type of tea, dark and well-flavored with a recognizable malty taste. It is due to the weather conditions in Assam that this distinct taste has developed.
 

Weather conditions that shape Assam tea


  During the monsoon period, the daytime temperature rises to about 103F (40 °C), creating greenhouse-like conditions of extreme humidity and heat. Assam’s distinct malty taste originates from this kind of tropical climate. Furthermore, Assam experiences high precipitation, during this Monsoon period – March to September - as much as 10 to 12 inches (250–300 mm) of rain per day. In short, Assam enjoys short, cool winters and hot, humid summers along with plenty of rainfall in both seasons.
 
 Few Assam tea benefits:
 
·         Reduced risk of cancer
·         Mental alertness
·         Increases blood circulation
·         Fights cavities
·         Improves cardiovascular health
·         Helps manage weight
 

FlavoursBased on the season of harvest,
 
of Assam tea 
the flavourAssam tea is harvested in two seasons- once in March and second in May and June. The first flush, as it is called, occurs in March produces tea that is fresh and fragrant. The second flush happens in May and June and produces tea that with a
of Assam tea undergoes certain changes. S
tronger flavor profile aided by spicy and malty undertones. The first flush is normally where the leaves plucked bear the freshest and purest tea that the plant is capable of producing.
 
While Darjeeling tea is popularly known for its first flush, Assam tea is known for its magnificent second flush. Also known by the name ‘Assam Second Flush Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe’, this selection picks up deep malty notes of cocoa and subtle fruit. The results particularly lead to full-bodied smoothness and a sweet, malty taste. It is most suitable for those who enjoy a lighter, more delicate brew. Also, it is recommended to have some milk along with it since it can enrich the flavors of the Assam tea leaves.
 
You can buy Assam tea online in forms of tea bags or as a loose tea. Many tea growers recommend that you look for tippy Assam tea, in other words, tea that includes a greater portion of tips (leaf buds). Tippy teas tend to have a higher caffeine content along with a more delicate and milder flavor. As a result, they tend to have a relatively higher price tag. But the higher standard is definitely worth the cost.
 

 

A reputed Assam tea company such as Halmira offer a premium selection of teas which makes them that stand out from the rest - better in smoothness and better in tippiness. Halmira estates embody the best of Assam tradition and expertise, along with a high range of different types of teas and flavors as well. These include Organic Tea, Green Tea, Assam Green Tea, Darjeeling Tea and Quick Brew tea among other choices. Say no to waiting and get your dose of Assam tea from Halmira online store!

 


 

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