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No. 19

Assam Manjushree - Loose Leaf Tea

Second Flush Indian Black Tea

A bold single-origin tea, Assam Manjushree has an abundance of beautiful golden tips and delivers all the malty characters of a classic Assam breakfast brew.

From: Sibsagar District, Assam, India

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Tracked

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From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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

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From £4.00

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8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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.

 

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The origins of our Assam Manjushree tea


In our quest to source an exceptional breakfast tea, we've struck gold with this gorgeously strong orthodox loose-leaf brew from the acclaimed Manjushree Tea Estate in Assam, West Bengal - India. Boasting an abundance of golden tips, the small rolled black tea leaves of this Second Flush single-origin Indian tea deliver a powerful brew – and the uniquely delicious, malty flavour that Assam teas are famed for.

Offering a bright amber infusion with a full-bodied flavour, sweet caramel notes and a smooth mouthfeel, Assam Manjushree makes the perfect breakfast tea. Harvested in summer as part of Assam's revered second flush, it's an FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) grade tea, meaning the loose leaf quickly brews into the most flavoursome tea. Best drunk with milk, it makes a delicious winter tea with anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic health benefits that may help your body through the challenging colder months.

Manjushree Tea Estate was founded in 1967 at an altitude of 600m – high compared with most Assam tea plantations, which sit at an average of around 50m. Occupying the lush green landscape of northeast India, the state of Assam is the largest tea-growing region in the world. This part of India experiences high precipitation during the monsoon period, with 250-300mm of rain per day.

Read more about our Assam Manjushree tea

The daytime temperature often rises to about 40C, creating greenhouse-like conditions of extreme humidity and heat – the tropical climate contributing to Assam's unique malty taste and making it one of the most popular breakfast brews in the world.

Among Assam's 800 tea estates, the 403-hectare Manjushree plantation stands out for its high-yields and excellent tippy teas, grown in an area of unspoilt natural beauty in the Sivasagar district. Bounded by the river Towkok on one side and a forest reserve on the other, Manjushree Tea Estate is also acclaimed for reintroducing orthodox tea production to Upper Assam.


Variations on this exceptional Indian black tea


Our Tea Shop offers plenty of examples of Assam's bold, malty style. If you're keen to try more exceptional Assam teas, we recommend a caddy of the complex long-leaf Meleng or the Golden Valley Assam, another tippy tea. Assam Mangalam has enticing caramel characters with a hint of spice or, if you're after a classic, you can't go wrong with either of our Assam Breakfast or Assam TGFOP Thowra teas.

Discover Assam's rich history, geography and more Tea Makers blends made with this characterful leaf in our Tea Journal. A bold breakfast tea deserves serving ware to match; brighten your morning with our range of cheerful striped Cornishware

Ingredients


Pure Indian black tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a burnt caramel and spice aroma and deep amber infusion. A rich and malty cup with honey and roasted grain 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 a fertile wetland which is known for its exceptional biodiversity. The hillier districts towards the South of the state, with elevations of 600m, experience a temperate climate (Cfb), with milder temperatures. The rich soils of Assam are covered by forests, a mixture of tropical evergreens and deciduous forests, swamps and grasslands. Bamboo, orchids and ferns grow in abundance, There are numerous wildlife sanctuaries, protecting tigers, leopards, rhinos and elephants.

Assam is famous for its silk and, of course, its teas. Although a mere 280 miles from Darjeeling, India’s other famous tea-growing region, Assam produces a very distinctive tea, with rich, malty notes, contrasting with the Darjeeling muscatel and floral notes. Due to the differences in topography, the tea bushes of Assam grow in higher temperatures, in a soil that is rich in nitrogen and organic matter. The Camellia sinensis assamica thrives in these conditions, producing larger leaves with robust flavours.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

Assam Manjushree - Loose Leaf Tea

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