Assam Tea

Assertive & Malty  

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If strength is your weakness, then Assam is your tea. This tea is from the Doomni Estate in the Assam valley in northeast India along the rich and fertile banks of the Brahamaputra River is prized for its heartiness and tart, malty flavor and aroma. A strong, full-liquoring tea, slightly floral and sweetly dry flavor. A honey-like mouth coat and aftertaste. This is a good tea to try with a touch of milk. For a more subtle & sweet rendition, try our Organic Assam.


  • Single-estate loose leaf Assam tea
  • Origin: India, Assam Valley
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • Bulk 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • Bulk 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • Caffeine: High

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Price: $3.00

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
3-5 min
Per 8 oz. water

Black Tea

  • Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral
  • Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
  • Calorie-free, Fat-free, Gluten-free
  • Black Tea is known to banish fatigue, stimulate mental powers, and raise energy levels. It has been shown to reduce stress hormone levels and acts as a nerve sedative, frequently relieving headaches. Black tea contains a number of vitamins considered essential for maintaining health, including Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin B1 and Panothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

    Black Tea also contains antioxidants which may help to protect your body from the ravages of aging and environmental effects. Because they are allowed to ferment completely before drying, most black teas are especially rich in those polyphenols which have been shown to be effective against dementia in aging as well as AIDS related dementia. These compounds penetrate the blood brain barrier and have also been found to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

    Black tea is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can be topically applied to cuts, bruises and burns, and is famous for its sunburn relief and has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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    Fabulous breakfast tea!!—Katie Jester
    This Assam tea is the best way to start each day. It has a full-bodied flavor which is perfect in the morning. The high level of caffeine means I'm revved and ready to go by the time I get to work. —CSS
    The aroma and taste are excellent. Strong breakfast tea. Very good with milk and a tad of sugar.—Irena
    The aroma is sweet honey and malty tones. The liquor brews quite dark chestnut colour. I drank this in my 16oz tumbler and it provided me with the pick me up that I needed. As many of you know I am new to the world of teas and many times it will be the first time that I have ever tried said tea which was the case with this assam tea. I must say that I quite enjoyed this malty brew and look forward to having many more cuppas of this tea.—Cindy
    This is my new favorite tea. It's full-bodied and has the nutty, leather with light tobacco essence that I'm used to with a good assam. I also had the Organic Assam, but found that to be too light.—Kimmando
    This black tea is very rich and flavorful. I do get a malty flavor like they describe, but also a sort of sweet nutty flavor. The only problem is that this tea is just a bit too bitter sometimes if you steep just a little too long.—Giggles
    I use this to make a good strong chai and my fiancée loves it for her everyday iced tea.—The Misma
    I need my morning coffee, but this tea is a must with milk & a touch of sugar for a lovely afternoon cuppa ( or two)—gina
    Bold yet still smooth and mellow. This is a fantastic tea and is now my favorite black tea. —Andrea
    I just left a review for Boulder Breakfast Blend but didn't want to leave Assam out. I ordered samples of both and love both! Assam is very full, malty and so smooth. I have been getting by with tea bags of Irish breaskfast and wanted to find a better loose Leaf, I ordered samples here and it is true, the loose leaf is way better! I am a coffee drinker that is very happy with this replacement.—Kay
    On my weekends, I try to stay away from coffee, and this makes a great replacement. As many others have said here, it's a bold and lovely tea for breakfast. Usually I drink it straight, but it's lovely with a little bit of sugar. Haven't tried yet, but I bet it would be really great for iced tea too.—Liz
    For a bold black tea I found this to be right on the spot and will be ordering more.—Tom
    I really like the sample I just recd for Assam tea. It's the perfect go to tea!—Gail
    When the doctor said, "Cut down on caffeine," I practically went into withdrawal. I still have coffee, just nowhere near as much, and this tea made it easier to cut down. It has a very strong, bold flavor, and works great as a breakfast tea, the "anti-coffee," if you will. The samples I was able to, well, uh, sample from the Tea Spot really helped me to develop my tastes and preferences and now this is where I get all my tea. —Simon
    A great Assam tea. Full bodied after a 4 minute first steep. I only achieved 2 good steeps from it but I only used 1 level tsp. for 8 oz. A nice smooth tea.—Gloria
    This tea has a smooth, rich taste and feel and is perfect for a morning pick-me-up!—AbiKadabra
    I am new to loose leaf teas so I cannot give you all the nuances to a tea. However, I really like this tea. I have switched from drinking coffee to loose leaf tea and in drinking this tea I do not miss the coffee at all. I like to mix equal amounts of this tea with the Shagadelic English Breakfast Tea. This makes for a great smooth blend. I usually can steep the same leaves three times. I have tired four times but the fourth cup is a bit weak for me. I do like it with just a splash of half and half in it, though I also drink it plain on occasion. This is a very affordable tea as well. —z3
    Great tea to wake up too. This tea has bold flavors and a rich, smooth taste. One of my go to's to jump start the day.—Paige
    Just a fine, delicious, dependable tea. I enjoy many types of teas, but this is the one I choose again and again. It is never bitter. It has a nice smooth flavor with a nice roasted quality that I enjoy over and over. It is also a fabulous base for my homemade chai.—Ravenwork
    I'm on a roll with this one. It's become my go-to breakfast tea lately, and I can't get enough. The slight astringency wakes up my tastes buds in the morning and I feel like it clears my throat too. Along those lines, I keep thinking a wedge of lemon would great with it. Maybe tomorrow morning...—Janet Duncan
    This is an excellent Assam. The flavor is very malty and bold. I agree with other posts that say this tea stands up well to milk and sugar, but I think it's even better without them. This makes for a great straight iced tea in the summer—Garret
    This is the best pure Assam tea I've ever tried - and the price makes it even better. I first bought it at the Boulder Farmer's market, and I'm glad I can still get it online. Drinking this tea first thing in the morning is like wrapping yourself in a warm velvet blanket. I love it best with milk and sugar.—Amelia
    I've eliminated tea bags from my grocery list after finding the tea spot. this has turned into my morning tea, my "regular" is the most like your tea bags, only MUCH much better! but similar if you are used to black tea bags, then you will be pleased with this—Nicole Kohler
    Smooth, wonderful full bodied black tea. This is a little heavy for me for a summer tea, but is great for the other three seasons.—Tami Hannon
    Aaaaaaaahhhhhh. For those of you that love brisk, malty breakfast teas here's a good one to try. A 4 minute infusion with water just off boil yields a rich, amber liquor with full body and semi-sweet and malty undertones. Great on it's own or with a splash of milk. —Robbie C.
    Wow. A straight-ahead, hit you between the eyes, black tea. Strong, aromatic, but no acidity. If you want a BLACK tea, this is it! I'm drinking it every day for breakfast :)—Nancy
    An excellent "Irish Breakfast" tea. Great with milk. Don't know if this is the way to judge them, but I love it when the color of an Assam tea is a little reddish when you add the milk - and this one totally is! A great price for an Assam tea.—Melanie K
    I drink this tea with a little milk as well. The flavor has a sweet aftertaste. Very rich and smooth.—Emil
    Nice, malty, classic Assam. and I have to agree, this is an amazing value. Thank you Tea Spot!—Rosa