Experience gourmet loose tea with our handcrafted, signature blends, and single-estate full leaf teas. Our selection of hand-picked, organic, & fair trade loose leaf tea supports traditional harvesting methods and offers premium flavor & health benefits. So drink up, and feel good about it!
Our collection of global tea represents all the traditional tea producing nations with their signature varieties. Over the past 4000 years, the tea plant spread to each of these nations, where it took on a unique form and flavor due to the regional terroir, namely the local soil quality, humidity, altitude, and temperature. Each region also developed specialized methods of processing the tea leaf to obtain a particular taste and form. Shaped by the traditions of their culture, local tea masters are still developing and perfecting regional tea around the world. Explore our collection!
Caffeine naturally occurs in the tea plant, causing all traditional teas to have a naturally occurring amount level of caffeine. Chemical processes can be used to extract most of the caffeine from tea leaves, however we do not carry these processed decaf teas. We do, however, have a variety of herbal teas that are naturally 100% caffeine free. On the other hand, other traditional teas are naturally highly caffeinated. These create a sustained buzz that won't result in the familiar unwanted "crash" that often follows coffee.
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 8-oz Servings
1/4 LB Bulk = $0.11 / Serving
1 LB Bulk = $0.09 / Serving
~40-45 mg Caffeine / Serving
Gluten-free & Sugar-free
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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Author: Robbie C. 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.
Author: Nancy 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 :)
Author: Melanie K 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.
Author: Emil I drink this tea with a little milk as well. The flavor has a sweet aftertaste. Very rich and smooth.
Author: Rosa Nice, malty, classic Assam. and I have to agree, this is an amazing value. Thank you Tea Spot!
Author: Janet Duncan 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...
Author: Garret 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
Author: Amelia 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.
Author: Nicole Kohler I've eliminated tea bags from my grocery list after finding the tea spot. this has turned into my morning tea, my "regular" tea...it 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