Tippy Assam 50 Traditional Teabags
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Believe it or not, for all the different varieties of tea there are only two different types of tea plant - one of which originates in Assam, the Camellia assamica. When the British discovered the plants growing wild in the region to the far north-east of India back in the 19th century, they couldn't have been more delighted: after centuries of tricky trade relations with the Chinese they could finally grow their own tea. Our founder Walter Whittard was quick to catch on to the Empire Tea craze, creating a strong, malty tea with substantial body and a rich amber colour. Its brilliant at breakfast with a splash of milk.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Rich and malty
Strong, hearty foods – mushrooms on toast, English Breakfast
The lush lowlands down by the Brahmaputra River are home to hundreds of tea gardens: 765, to be precise.
Brew the Perfect cup
Tea plantations were first introduced to India by the British in the 19th century, after Robert Fortune stole Chinese tea cuttings to plant in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling. Today Indian tea is some of the most famous in the world: it's also home to Assam tea, found growing wild there by the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce.
Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics. Discover more about black tea here.