Fresh tea leaves are steamed to halt oxidization and keep the leaves green. Green tea is high in anti-oxidants and pairs well with savoury food.
Small-scale tea growers in Assam, India grow and process their own tea organically at their garden sites. These organic gardens are a haven for birds and microorganisms and the farmers' entrepreneurship is inspiring.
Farmer Profile: Tea is plucked by hand and processed in small facilities located at each tea garden. Individual gardens employ 5-15 people.
Flavour Profile: Sweet green tea with a smooth finish.
Description: This green tea is a rare find. Assam green has notes of honey in the cup.
Serving Tips: Use one heaping teaspoon of loose leaf or a single tea bag for 500ml of boiling water. Let it steep for four minutes. One secret for this tea is to brew it twice. Traditionally, the first "rinse" is for the kids, the second is for the guests.