Organic Assam Breakfast

$8.49
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Description

This is a bold, select orange pekoe tea entirely from Assam — the premier black tea growing region of India. Famous for its full, sweet, round, and delicious flavor and amber color, Assam tea pairs beautifully with milk, but is sweet and “tippy” enough to drink alone.

It's challenging to source great Organic tea in Assam. Why? This region’s teas are so prized that they have no problem selling all their tea as conventional. In fact only a small portion of the hundreds of gardens in Assam are Certified Organic! Assam is a river  bottom region - the Brahmaputra river flows through the entire region. This river drains a massive area north of the Himalaya, an area almost the size of the continental US. When it flows through Assam on its way to the Indian Ocean, it is up to 6 miles wide! The area is hot and humid and the soil is black and fertile. This gives lots of nutrients to the tea plants which in turn give them great flavor.  Unlike Darjeeling, in Assam the 2nd flush (harvest) gives generally the best leaf. This means that we focus our buying on just a few weeks' harvest out of the entire year!

ingredients:
Organic black tea
Caffeine Level:
Some Buzz
caffeine-description:
some buzz, 1/2 cup of coffee
sachet-steeping-direction:
Use 15oz filtered water per sachet.
steeping-direction-2:
Pour fulling boiling water over sachet.
steeping-direction-3:
Steep 4-5 minutes.
Certification:
USDA Organic
Certification:
Kosher
Certification:
Gluten Free
Certification:
Non GMO
Tea Type:
Black
Package Type:
Sachet
ingredients-2:
Origin: India
short-description:
Assam tea is famous for its lush flavor and amber color. Rich brown and golden tipped leaves yield a multi-layered "malty" flavor.
staff-pick-name:
Richard, Founder & CEO
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staff-pick-description:
I am a daily Assam drinker. It is my “go to” breakfast tea. I love its balance of sweet/malty and astringent/tannic; like a big glass of Cabernet.
brewing-tip-1:
Try this as your first cup of the day, and you may never go back to English Breakfast again.
brewing-tip-2:
Like all black tea, Assam requires a high brewing temperature in order to bring out the full, nuanced flavor. Make sure your water’s boiling, and step away from the microwave!
brewing-tip-3:
If using milk try a longer steep - up to 7 minutes - before adding the milk.
brewing-tip-4:
Try it iced. Brew in 6 oz water, add sweetener (optional!), and pour over ice.

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        • 5
          Love Assam

          Posted by Rodger on Aug 7th 2017

          I have a cup of this each and every morning. Great way to start the day!!

        • 5
          Best tea ever

          Posted by Cathy on Aug 7th 2017

          This is my most favorite tea and the sole reason I purchase tea for my office from Two Leaves and a Bud. Discovered at a restaurant in Chicago, this tea turned a die hard coffee drinker into a tea drinker. And I don't limit this tea to just breakfast. I think it's great any time of day. Enjoy.

        • 5
          Assam Tea

          Posted by Gail on Aug 7th 2017

          I just love this tea! Gave it to a friend to try and now he wants to order it also. It's very smooth, and rich flavored. I have tried several different types of their tea, both herbal & organic and haven't found one yet that I didn't love! So convenient to carry in my purse for that needed pick-me-up!

        • 5
          AMAZING

          Posted by Jennifer on Aug 7th 2017

          I can't express how much I love this tea. For any Canadian, it is the closest thing to Timmies steeped tea. This is better, I can make it at home, I take it to work, and it's organic! Literally obsessed with this tea.

        • 5
          New found tea!

          Posted by Gail on Aug 7th 2017

          While staying in Chicago, I was served this tea for breakfast at the hotel, and instantly loved it! I had never heard of it before, so when I returned home I looked it up on the internet & found a large variety of teas to suit any taste! There will be some in everyone's Christmas stockings this year!!

        • 5
          flavourful

          Posted by Theresa on Aug 7th 2017

          Absolutely packed with flavour but with no bitterness at all, love it!

        • 5
          this is my favorite all time tea

          Posted by Lobindoba on Aug 7th 2017

          I drink 3 cups of black tea a day with a spot of sugar and milk. I LOVE my tea. I've tried many different kinds of tea. Tea bags, loose leaf, many kinds from tea-loving countries like England, India and Australia. I ALWAYS come back to this one. It has absolutely the perfect taste and smoothness for me.
          I haven't purchased the larger quantity of the loose leaf because it has a slightly different description.
          I'd like some feedback on how the two different Assam teas compare (tea bags versus the bulk).

        • 5
          Outstanding

          Posted by Peggy on Aug 7th 2017

          Delicious! I love mine with a bit of almond or cashew milk--perfect way to start the day.

        • 5
          My Fav Assam!

          Posted by Arlene on Aug 7th 2017

          Very nice, rich Assam flavour w/ no bitterness... have to order this one again, for sure. Fantastic cuppa .....

        • 5
          My obsession!

          Posted by Pam on Aug 7th 2017

          This tea is my obsession and addiction. My husband and I drink several cups a day and adore the black assam. No other tea even comes close to this delicious black tea. I always carry this tea with me everywhere I go, there's just nothing better!!

        • 5
          the best tea

          Posted by Hilda on Aug 7th 2017

          Love, love this black tea. Fabulous hot or cold...we keep a brewed jug in the fridge for Arnold Palmers. Perfect for those hot summer days.

        • 3
          Assam Tea - India

          Posted by Lisa on Aug 7th 2017

          This tea is delicious. The company says it comes from Assam India but the package indicates it is processed in China. What assurance can customers have that this tea is not cut with some other ingredients to maximize profits? I don't like the fact that it is processed in China, a place known for shady food processing practices.

        • 5
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        • 5
          Very satisfying.

          Posted by Frederic on Aug 7th 2017

          Fragrance and color are attractive

        • 5
          Very satisfying.

          Posted by Frederic on Jan 27th 2017

          Fragrance and color are attractive

        • 5
          the best tea

          Posted by Hilda on Jul 20th 2016

          Love, love this black tea. Fabulous hot or cold...we keep a brewed jug in the fridge for Arnold Palmers. Perfect for those hot summer days.

        • 5
          My obsession!

          Posted by Pam on Nov 22nd 2015

          This tea is my obsession and addiction. My husband and I drink several cups a day and adore the black assam. No other tea even comes close to this delicious black tea. I always carry this tea with me everywhere I go, there's just nothing better!!

        • 5
          My Fav Assam!

          Posted by Arlene on Nov 12th 2015

          Very nice, rich Assam flavour w/ no bitterness... have to order this one again, for sure. Fantastic cuppa .....

        • 5
          Outstanding

          Posted by Peggy on Oct 27th 2015

          Delicious! I love mine with a bit of almond or cashew milk--perfect way to start the day.

        • 5
          this is my favorite all time tea

          Posted by Lobindoba on May 17th 2015

          I drink 3 cups of black tea a day with a spot of sugar and milk. I LOVE my tea. I've tried many different kinds of tea. Tea bags, loose leaf, many kinds from tea-loving countries like England, India and Australia. I ALWAYS come back to this one. It has absolutely the perfect taste and smoothness for me.
          I haven't purchased the larger quantity of the loose leaf because it has a slightly different description.
          I'd like some feedback on how the two different Assam teas compare (tea bags versus the bulk).

        • 5
          flavourful

          Posted by Theresa on Jan 30th 2015

          Absolutely packed with flavour but with no bitterness at all, love it!

        • 5
          New found tea!

          Posted by Gail on Nov 7th 2014

          While staying in Chicago, I was served this tea for breakfast at the hotel, and instantly loved it! I had never heard of it before, so when I returned home I looked it up on the internet & found a large variety of teas to suit any taste! There will be some in everyone's Christmas stockings this year!!

        • 5

          Posted by D F on Aug 9th 2013

          Best Assam I've had. Taste changes slightly depending upon time of the year purchased, though.

        • 5

          Posted by Dylan Ai on Aug 9th 2013

          This is an exceptional black tea and my personal favorite. I prefer it to other breakfast teas in the same way I prefer single malt whisky to most blends - this Assam has a concentrated, singular flavor, clean and refined. Full bodied, smokey notes but smooth all the way through. I take it hot with some half

        • 5

          Posted by Lawrence on Aug 9th 2013

          This is my morning tea and it is the best breakfast tea I've ever tasted. Very smooth but strong flavor; I like it with milk and a little sugar to cut the tannins a bit. If you drink a lot of breakfast tea, buy the 1/2 pound sleeve and store it in an airtight container.

        • 5

          Posted by Charlene Butler on Aug 9th 2013

          Tea is my thing and I have drunk tons of it through my life and have experienced many high quality specialty teas. I use loose teas and prepare them carefully. Recently, my husband brought me a gift of Two Leaves and A Bud organic Assam. The taste just burst in my mouth! I had not realized how tasteless my other teas are. After 6 weeks of having your tea in my home, I have ignored all the others except very occasionally and when I have a cup of the others, am reminded all over again of the incredible quality difference. I just need to get rid of all these others asap!

        • 5

          Posted by JoAnn on Aug 9th 2013

          Its perfect! Nothing else comes close, not even other gourmet brands or loose teas. Full of flavor and no bitterness. My new "go to" website for gift giving as well.

        • 5

          Posted by Cassidy on Aug 9th 2013

          This is my absolute favorite tea! I add about two teaspoons of honey and it is perfect. I am very picky about my black tea and this lives up to my expectations! I won't even drink anything else, when I go to breakfast, I bring along a bag of this :). Amazing and superb tea! I highly recommend it to all!

        • 5

          Posted by karengiannotti on Aug 9th 2013

          saw this tea in a store and tried it and now cant get enough and i drink a lot of tea.

        • 5

          Posted by Tom on Aug 9th 2013

          Absolutely love this tea. I steep a cup the first thing I do when I arrive at work. I find it to be especially robust when adding dried cranberries or blueberries and a taste of honey to a hot cup of Assam!

        • 5

          Posted by Gary on Aug 9th 2013

          I tried all 8 flavors in the bamboo chest, the assam breakfast is by far my favorite. It makes for a nice strong tea taste. I'd sure like to find a decaf that tastes the same.

        • 5

          Posted by Amanda on Aug 9th 2013

          This was my first two leaves tea. I liked it so much, my mom bought me the 100 pack. Its simple and bold. Just classic.

        • 5

          Posted by Charlene on Aug 9th 2013

          Can't find a better tasting tea anywhere. Thank you.

        • 5

          Posted by Grace on Aug 9th 2013

          perfect breakfast tea...let it brew for 4 minutes, add a bit of honey and it is great!~!

        • 5

          Posted by Callie Lee on Aug 9th 2013

          I'm not one to add much to my tea but alot of traditional blacks teas you need to because of how bitter they are. Not this one! Smooth, great flavor and a great way to wake up!

        • 4

          Posted by Tricia on Aug 9th 2013

          I tried Assam for the first time in Milwaukee (The Mustang Cafe, highly recommend it!) and stumbled upon 2leaves and a bud in Chicago...carried the wrapper around for the duration of my business trip and came home and ordered it. It is smooth yet notches up the 'wake up' factor over the Harny

        • 5

          Posted by Dan on Aug 9th 2013

          Outstanding blend. Full body, smooth and a surprising sweetness.<br />I recently bought some more Assam black tea from another company and while good it feels flat compared to this blend. I should have stuck with two leaves and a bud

        • 5

          Posted by Seth Pierce on Aug 9th 2013

          My first step into converting from coffee to the world of breakfast teas, and with the organic assam i've never looked back. 0% caffeine crash and a smooth feeling of awareness throughout the day. better for you too....

        • 5

          Posted by Mary on Aug 9th 2013

          Perfectly smooth, best tea I've had, and I have tried a lot. I order in boxes of 100 and hide stashes every place I go. Can't risk running out. I used to be a coffee person but this tea has turned me around. The fact that it is organic is critical for me. Best of all worlds!

        • 5

          Posted by clare on Aug 9th 2013

          so glad i found this tea...best tasting breakfast tea ever

        • 5

          Posted by Mari Bonomi on Aug 9th 2013

          This sachet is better than many of the bulk teas I've tried!<br /><br />The flavor is rich, and there is never a bitter "overbrewed" (or more accurately "overprocessed") aftertaste.<br /><br />For those who want a smooth and mellow but not pusillanimous tea for breakfast or any other time, this one is your best bet :)

        • 5

          Posted by Winter on Aug 9th 2013

          This is my favorite breakfast tea!

        • 5

          Posted by Teri on Aug 9th 2013

          This wonderfully malty tea is my favorite black tea. Hot or cold. Highly recommended. I agree with one of the other commentors: Once you drink this you'll never return to supermarket brands.

        • 5

          Posted by Sheila on Aug 9th 2013

          Great Tea to start the day or to have anytime you need a lift! It wakes me right up!Delightful flavor, very smooth. Love it!

        • 5

          Posted by Evelyn on Aug 9th 2013

          This tea is my all-time favorite. I use it for both hot and iced tea! It tastes great and has just enough caffeine in it to give me the morning kick I need!

        • 5

          Posted by Chris on Aug 9th 2013

          Outstanding. Be ready to become addicted.

        • 5

          Posted by Sal on Aug 9th 2013

          Best tea ever!!! Love love love it!

        • 5

          Posted by Brian on Aug 9th 2013

          I have this every morning. Just the right amount of caffeine to get me going.

        • 4

          Posted by Molly on Aug 9th 2013

          Bought these for my Mom and she really likes it.

        • 5

          Posted by Tara on Aug 9th 2013

          Wait. These come in boxes of 100? I know what I want for my birthday! I absolutely adore this tea. It always lifts my spirits and puts a smile on my face. Doesn't get any better than that.

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