Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste with water off the boil
When to drink: Throughout the day
Assam, the land of storm clouds and rolling fertile plains, is where a small-leafed, strong-tasting wild tea was found by the British in the 19th century. Since Mr Whittard's day, we have been selling this gloriously strong and rich amber tea. We still use leaves rolled in a traditional method to give our blend its strength and malty character.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.