Organic Fairtrade Malty Assam Black Tea 500g Steenbergs details and description
Steenbergs Organic Malty Assam Tea is our everyday Fairtrade Assam tea that currently comes from Jamguri Esate. From the highlands of Assam, Jamguri estate is party of the same group of organic tea estates as Ambootia and Monteviot teas, both of which have been some of our firm favourites since the year dot (for Steenbergs that's 2003). For a little more detail, Jamguri is in the Golaghat District of Eastern Assam.
Steenbergs Organic Assam Tea is a small broken orange pekoe leaf (the grade is TGBOP) and is a rich brown colour with a few golden tips through it. As a small leaf tea, Steenbergs Assam brews a vigorous black tea that is malty without too much astringency and works fabulously with milk and even some sugar. It's a good, old fashioned brew, but without too much bitterness and with good organic and ethical credentials to satisfy our souls. Lovely stuff.
Brewing Tip: one teaspoon of Steenbergs organic Assam from Jamguri per mug or person (please note: mug and person are not one and the same). Add freshly drawn, boiling water, steep for 4 - 5 minutes according to taste.