Hearty, bold with a citrus finish.

Our Assam is grown in a rainy tropical plain that is one of the largest tea growing regions in the world. Assam tea is known for cultivating some of the world's strongest and full-bodied teas. Assam has long been prized for its range of flavors and aromas.

Lot notes. Grown and processed at the Chardwar Estate situated on the Bramaphutra River. Organically farmed, our lot is a second flush pluck, harvested in 2021, we found this lot to have classic Assam flavor notes and a refreshing aroma. Steeped it yields a bright red liquor. 

Tea facts. Grown in eastern India, the varietal is Camellia sinensis. Farm soils are a loamy type which contributes to the tea's rich and nuanced flavors.  

Tasting notes. This lot is a classic Assam that is bright and crisp with notes of citrus peel followed by rich layers of whole grain and a sweet oaky finish. Flavors are enhanced with the addition of milk and sugar.

Brewing suggestions. For 8-12 ounces of water, at a temperature of 195-212 F, use one teaspoon of leaf. Steep for 3-4 minutes and enjoy!.


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  • 5

    Posted by Steve Prentice on 22nd Apr 2021

    Delicious. Can be a bit “tanniny” but I’ve learned to treat it like green tea. Use cooler water and shorter steep times than other black teas.

  • 5

    Posted by Tat Ra on 5th Sep 2020

    Love the flavor and intensity. Perfect for my black tea addiction

  • 3
    Assam 2020

    Posted by Pat on 24th Mar 2020

    Sadly, the latest batch of Assam I purchased is meh. This is unusual because Silk Road teas are usually superb.

  • 3

    Posted by Charles Ebel on 9th Dec 2018

    Very disappointing purchase. At this price $16, I knew it was not one of SR's best But this seemed to fall short of a full and hearty black tea and was more bitter than aromatic.

  • 4
    Excellent all-around black tea

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2018

    Hard to over-steep, honest, simple, economic black tea. Lower caffeine content than a good strong cup of puer so I could see it being enjoyed in the afternoon, but I don't as I'm sensitive and would be up all night drinking anything with caffeine past 2p.m. Excellent buy.

  • 5
    Rich, full-bodied

    Posted by Pat on 2nd Dec 2017

    My first cup of this Assam tea bowled me over. It has a very rich mouthfeel, full-bodied and satisfying. It holds milk and agave well for an excellent cup of tea. Sadly these days unflavored black teas are out of fashion in restaurants and homes. But to me this is the real deal.

  • 5
    Great black tea

    Posted by Tetyana Razlivkina on 27th Feb 2017

    I love just pure black tea with milk that has just enough flavor to make it interesting. This is a great substitute for English Breakfast tea. I love it and drink it every day a couple of times. It has a high enough doze of caffeine

  • 5
    Floral, malty fantasticness

    Posted by Suzanne on 18th Jul 2016

    This assam is lovely. Its not as thick and earthy as some I've had but its very flavorful and oh-so-drinkable. love it and so happy it's organic.

  • 5
    Great black tea.

    Posted by Gary Bennett on 7th Jul 2015

    This tea is good anytime through the day for me. I like it both hot and iced, sweetened with a bit of honey (local, not the store bought kind) and sometimes half & half. Some people like it with plain milk and it's fine that way too.