Assam / Nilgiri Tea

The word Assam means one without equal and this holds when it comes to the taste and flavour of Assam teas.

Craft House presents Assam black tea, Nilgiri black tea, Assam tea sets, assorted tea combos and many more. The strong flavour and brisk profile of Assam tea are what makes it a favourite among tea connoisseurs who prefer their tea strong. Nilgiris black tea for its perfect balance of colour, strength, and astringency.

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Assam tea: The Assam tea plantation is the largest single tea plantation in the world and the core source of British tea. Assam has 2 harvest seasons in a year; the first flush that starts in March and goes up until late May and the second flush in June when the famous "tippy" tea is produced. Assam is also known for producing Assam green tea and oolong tea. Tea suppliers in Assam have tea grades that include the whole leaf, broken leaf, fanning, and dust tea grades. The strong flavours of the Assam tea make it the ideal breakfast tea. Famous teas like the English breakfast and Irish Breakfast black teas have their source in Assam.

Niligiri Tea: The Nilgiris also known as the Blue Mountains are part of the Western Ghats. Apart from its beauty, the Nilgiri district is also known for its tea; a third cousin only third to the Assam and Darjeeling tea. The Nilgiris has a climate similar to Darjeeling and produces hand-sorted, whole-leaf grades of tea like the orange pekoe (OP) and pekoe cut black tea. Nilgiri tea consisting of many whole tea leaves of a specific size, while the pekoe is a finer grade tea compromising of young tea leaves and buds.

Our teas are packed with an amazing flavour and several antioxidants, which offer various health benefits. A few of those benefits include Boosting immunity, improving digestion, managing weight, improving cardiovascular health. If you love your tea strong, you’ll love this variety of tea.