Ancestral Assam

Assam loose leaf tea leaves, single origin from Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan.

Produced in Spring 2021

Ancestral Assam

Deep malty large leaf Assam tea.
With hints of caramel in later infusions.
Once you taste this Assam tea, you won’t go back to tea bags!

All the way from the lush banks of the river that meanders through Assam, these leaves were harvested in 2023.
This tea demonstrates just how intense and smooth Assam can be.

Due to the high quality Assam tea leaves, you can get 3 cups of tea out of one serving of leaves. Sometimes 4 cups, depends how strong you like your tea!

Why is it ancestral?

These tea seeds and plants are native to Assam, growing long before us British took tea plants over from China.
The story goes that these precious seeds found their way by river or bird to the lush river banks in Assam.
Taking root in the fertile soil they found themselves in, they sprouted. A indigenous tribe were their caretakers until the Betjaan tea estate was founded and the tea industry took off in India.

Why use foil packs?

Our airtight foil lined packs are a great container to store the young tea in as it locks in the aromatics within the leaves.
Also keeps out any strong smells which can taint the tea leaves.

How to prepare this tea?

Western style brewing

Use 2g of leaf to 300ml of water (china tea cup size).
Bring the water to boil, then pour over the leaves.
Infuse for approx 3 minutes.
Leaves used this way can be reused up to 3 times.

Gong Fu or Chinese style brewing

Use 5g of leaf to 150ml of water (general gaiwan size).
Bring the water to the boil.
Then pour over the leaves, wait 10 seconds and decant your tea.
Leaves use this way can be reused at least 7 times.
Add 10 seconds onto each subsequent infusion

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Assamica leaves