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Assam Mangalam - Loose Leaf Tea

Indian Black Tea

With its enticing caramel aromas, malty flavour and hint of spice, this premium Mangalam Estate black tea is a beautiful example of an authentic Assam brew.

From: Sivasagar District, Assam, India

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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Delivery Info

Shipping policy

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with sending parcels to EU countries from the UK. This is due to the UK leaving the European Union. We will keep you updated with any notifications as they happen.

Please note that a tracking number is not provided for EU Standard deliveries. For the latest information regarding the status of our delivery partners, please see the following links: DPD (UK) - Service Updates DHL | COVID-19 (simplydhl.com)

CUSTOMS CHARGES: All commercial goods arriving from the UK are subject to VAT, Import Duty and a handling fee in the country receiving the goods.

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Assam Mangalam tea


Our Assam Mangalam loose-leaf tea is a perfect example of a beautifully made, authentic single origin Assam black tea. Dark amber in colour, this Extra Special FTGFOP1 Indian tea boasts long, wiry leaves with an abundance of golden tips, making for a rich, full-bodied, spicy and malty brew with a delicious caramel aroma.

Single-origin Assam tea is known for its body, briskness, malty flavour and strong, bright colour. This part of India experiences high rainfall during the monsoon period, with up to 300mm of rain per day and daytime temperatures rising to 40C, creating greenhouse-like conditions of extreme humidity and heat – and Assam black tea's trademark malty taste.

This single-origin tea is harvested in summer on Mangalam Tea Estate, located at 2,250m in Sivasagar district – higher than most Assam tea gardens, which are generally found around sea level. Drawing on the heritage of the classic Assam breakfast blends, renowned the world over for their distinctive malty flavour, Assam Mangalam benefits from some of the most modern tea cultivation practices in India.

Learn more about our Assam Mangalam tea

Founded in 1973, Mangalam Tea Estate is a relative newcomer to India's historic Assam tea-producing landscape but has quickly built a reputation as one of the region's finest tea gardens. Here, the prized assamica variety hybrids are close-planted to encourage high yield, large leaves and an abundance of golden tips, for teas of exceptional quality. Produced according to the orthodox method, these are some of the best Assam brews you'll find. They also have the added benefit of being rich in polyphenols – immunity-boosting plant-based chemicals with powerful antioxidant properties.


Alternatives to this malty black tea


For more exceptional examples of the region's style, packed with golden tips, try our Assam Manjushree or Golden Valley Assam teas. For a daily breakfast brew, look to Assam Breakfast, Assam TGFOP Thowra or the full malty flavour of our Assam Meleng teas. Alternatively, our best selling English Breakfast tea or Earl Grey may hit the spot.

For more about Assam tea's taste, history and how to brew it, our in-depth guide has all you need to know. Or discover a range of other teas with our Classic Black Tea Discovery Collection, which offers taster pouches for five different breakfast brews

Ingredients


Pure Indian black tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a cedar and butterscotch aroma and deep amber infusion. A strong malty cup with honey and spicy mouthfeel.

Region


The state of Assam is bordering the Himalayas and Bhutan on its northern boundary, and Bangladesh to the South . It is connected to West Bengal via the Siliguri Corridor, a 14 miles wide strip of land that links the Eastern states to the rest of India, above Bangladesh. The Brahmaputra River, which originates on the Tibetan side of the Himalayas, crosses the northern part of the state, carrying runoff from the high peaks.

Learn more about the Assam Region of India

In the Assam valleys, the River is fed further by abundant rainfall that flood the plains, before running through Bangladesh to the Ganges Delta. The climate there is generally humid subtropical (Cfa), with the year split between wet and dry season. The wet season, between April and October, is extremely wet, oppressive and overcast, with 100% humidity for over 4 months, and very little air circulation. Assam experiences the highest rainfall of all Indian states, with severe flooding is a common occurrence.

The dry season is warm and mostly clear, still with very little wind. Throughout the year, the temperatures typically range between lows of 11°C and highs of 31°C, with temperature rarely exceeding 35°C. The high levels of rainfall create