Assam loose leaf tea leaves, single origin from Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan.
Produced in Spring 2021
Deep malty full 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 Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan, this Assam tea was harvested in 2021
This tea demonstrates just how intense and caramel 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!
But it’s not from Assam, India
Correct! This tea is actually from a cultivar (or strain of tea plant) which is grown in a very specific region of Taiwan.
It is processed in a similar way to Assam tea in India, and it tastes so rich, smooth and malty. You will have no doubt it is worthy of the name when you taste it.
2021 has brought drought to many tea producing areas of Taiwan.
The impact of this is that tea harvests have been a lot smaller and in the worst hit areas some farmers have left their plants to rest for a year to prevent stressing them.
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: Full Assamica tea leaves