A type of black tea, Assam tea is known for its tart, malty flavour, vigorous body and bright colour. It is more commonly known as breakfast tea, or Irish breakfast tea. As it stems from black tea, the leaves a picked of the camellia sinensis plant. The name of Assam tea comes from the area of which it originated in India, close to the borders of Bangladesh and Burma, along the Brahmaputra River. The Assam region is known as the largest tea growing region in the world, with a very long season. To achieve a perfect Assam tea taste, pour boiled water and 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for three to five minutes then strain the leaves and your beautiful and aromatic tea is ready for your enjoyment. An important factor to remember when preparing the tea is that water quality is of uttermost importance. The water must be free of contaminants and should contain enough oxygen to enhance the natural flavour of the tea. A crisp flavour should be evident when using pure water which also aesthetically pleasant. Packed full of antioxidants, Assam tea not only wins on taste but also on health benefits. Not quite as loaded with antioxidants as green and white tea due to the extensive oxidation process, however benefits such as decreasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and improve blood circulation. Assam tea may help enhance the immune system and lessen the risk for cell damage which in turn may lead to cancer. The other thing it is excellent for is relieving tension and nerves, as well as helping to decrease the risk of Alzheimers disease. Other benefits lie in oral health, by strengthening teeth and fighting cavities. In the fight against cancer antioxidants in Assam tea help fight the damages wrought by free radicals which are viewed as the source of many of today’s debilitating diseases. If you are worried that Assam tea will simply not do the job your morning caffeine hit will give, you might like to relook that alternative. Assam tea contains a very good amount of caffeine and has far greater health benefits that that morning coffee your guilty of drinking every morning in order ‘to just stay awake’. Many are unaware that excessive consumption of caffeine can have backfiring effects and cause insomnia. Because Assam tea contains Vitamin B1 (thiamine) it enables the body to use its carbohydrates intake for energy-use, thus also enhancing blood circulation. When wanting to invest in a tea for both your body and drinking pleasure, it is of uttermost importance to choose a tea of high quality that will bring you the best satisfaction. Luckily Tea Blossoms has the solution. Our Assam Tea is sourced from only the most exotic and sought after places, ensuring the highest of quality not only in raw product but throughout the whole manufacturing process. We guide out tea with care and consistency ensuring you only get the very best of nature. All teas are organic and by investing in Assam tea you are sure to go to bed with something to look forward to the following morning. So instead of hiding out under the bed cover waiting for someone to press the espresso machine, why not take advantage of your health and enjoy the relaxing and revitalisation Assam tea will bring to not only your morning, but day and night as well, as you get hooked on it.