Tea Type There are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.Black Tea
Grade Tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves. The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe" i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".SFTGFOP1
Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.High
IngredientsSmoky Assam Black Tea
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 90-100 Degrees C
- 0.07 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 3-5 min
Is Black Tea good for health?
Black Tea has specific antioxidants, including catechins and polyphenols, which have been linked to reduce the risk of certain type of cancers. Increased evidence shows that these antioxidants in black tea have been known to reduce atherosclerosis in women (clogged arteries) in women.
How to brew a good cup of Black Tea?
In order to brew a good cup of black tea, take some oxygen-rich, fresh water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. For a single cup of black tea, take 1 teaspoon (2 grams) of black tea in a teapot. Pour the freshly boiled 180-200 ml of water over the leaves in the teapot. Cover and let it steep for 3-5 minutes according to your taste preference (longer the steeping time, stronger is the tea). Add in Milk and sugar as per your taste and liking!
Which harvest teas do you use in your blends?
All our premium blends are made of a variety of garden-fresh, superior quality teas sourced from their native region. We procure all our teas in their respective prime-harvest seasons, which differ according to the tea type, place of origin, season etc. Procuring these teas during their prime harvest periods means that we get the best quality teas which have an enhanced flavor, character, and freshness.
Where do you source your teas from?
We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim.
How are your teas packed?
After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centres located in various parts of the world.
Good tea, a little goes a long way.
REALLY liked the smoke in this tea. Is as dark as coffee. Not as harsh as expected. Fine plain but a little cream and sugar to taste is nice too.
I like a deep smokey perfume when I open the tea package and when I drink the tea. Deep, like a grill or a campfire. When I opened the vacuum packed Smokt Assam souchong black tea from Vahdam it had no smell and when brewed, no flavor. Very disappointed. Harney and Sons was more spot on.This is a correction to the above review. The company was very attentive to my experience and sent me additional tea plus some samples of their other teas. This is good tea, but, it turns out that it is not the same kind of tea I was used to drinking. The word â€œsmokeyâ€ had me. I thought it would be smokey in the same way Lapsang Souchong is smokey but that is not the case. Sooo, the tea is good, just not my kind of tea. The company was very responsive and generous. I certainly was not expecting that an$ it was a pleasure. S Aska
I've bought this tea twice as gifts for two separate people. Their responses have been amazing! Both asserted that this was the best assam they had ever had. It uses full leaves for the loose leaf tea, not the cutting scraps found in most tea bags.
Just so you know if you are interested in this, this is a very high quality loose leaf tea with full leaves and some golden tips, however the smoke is very very subtle, nothing at all like a strong lapsang souchong (i.e-Harney & Sons>Taylors>Twinings). It is a medium light assam, not super malty as I was expecting, with a touch of smoke which doesn't carry over into the flavor. I suspected this was the case when buying it, because it is from India, not China, so I'm not terribly disappointed, but if you are looking for a traditional assam, look elsewhere. My favorite is Harney and sons.