Assam Breakfast (black tea)

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Organic Assam Breakfast Tea

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  • 4.0 oz Tin $22.95
  • 0.6 oz Sample $3.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch $9.95
  • 8.0 oz Pouch $23.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $39.95
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Enjoy a steaming cup of our hearty Assam Breakfast.

High grade India Black tea leaves are broken into a finer cut to produce a dramatic, intense liquor with notes of dried pie cherries and plum - with an ever so slightly smoky finish. Gorgeous dark plum liquor.

A favorite morning satisfying kickstart! This tea is hearty taken straight, but loves milk and sugar.

Try with agave for a tasty, low-glycemic treat.

2.0 oz Pouch $9.95 - 30 servings 33¢ per cup | 4.0 oz Tin $22.95 - 60 servings 38¢ per cup

Now available in pounds!

Customer Reviews

  1. January 22, 2014 Review by Deborah

    I'm used to Assam Breakfast teas that taste malty, but this one is lightly fruity with a "slightly smoky finish." It's a nice black tea, just not quite what I was expecting.

  2. December 16, 2010 Review by Black Teaman

    The picture is wrong, though. The tea isn't piny pellets as one reviewer stated. More like tiny leaves. But a very flavorful and semi-strong brew without astringency.

    I found it to be surprisingly good for the price and is now one of my two regular breakfast teas, alongside the classic english breakfast, also by Zhi.


  3. January 9, 2009 Review by Donna

    Tiny strong pellets of tea. Bizarre, but good. Holds up to milk really well.

  4. November 13, 2008 Review by Ben

    Not a full leaf tea, but good and strong.

  5. April 16, 2008 Review by Kimberly

    I wanted a loose leaf tea, that is why I shop here. Little did I know it was a ctc tea. Oh well, better luck next time.

  6. October 19, 2007 Review by Liz C.

    Caffeine buzz here I come! No more need for coffee!

  7. August 30, 2007 Review by T.

    A great brekkie tea.

Brew Tips
A shorter steep yields a superb straight tea needing no milk or sugar.

Water: 208°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Black tea has a class of polyphenols that protect your bones and teeth (help the body from pulling calcium) and is good for your heart. Black tea contains antioxidants and about 1/3 the amount of caffeine as found in a cup of coffee.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.

Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.

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