It is a prevalent saying that, ‘you haven’t woken up fully if you haven’t sipped Assam tea’. Assam Tea has a rich, deep-amber colour and is famous for its rich, full-bodied cup. It is known for its brisk, strong and malty character, making it a perfect tea to wake up to. The distinctive second flush orthodox Assam teas are valued for their rich taste, bright liquors and are considered to be one of the choicest teas in the world.
The strong tea, grown on the rolling plains by the Brahmaputra river that weaves her way through vales and hills, is famous for its smooth malty flavour. A taste crafted by the region’s rich loamy soil, unique climate and liberal rainfall.
Assam is not just the largest contiguous tea-growing area in the world. The Tocklai Experimental Station in Jorhat district of Assam is the world’s oldest and largest research station of its kind, carries out clonal propagation and constant research so that the strength of the full-bodied liquor is retained and the tea bushes yield high quality tea.
Both Orthodox and CTC (Crush/Tear/Curl) varieties of tea are manufactured here. Assam Orthodox Tea is a registered Geographical Indication (GI).
The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) is one of the busiest tea trading facilities in the world. It is located in Guwahati and its primary commodity under the hammer is Assam tea.It was established in 1970. It has seen the largest volume of CTC tea auction in the world.
Where to buy Assam Tea from?
Assam Tea is available across the state and in the shelves of most of the supermarkets across the world. You can purchase Assam Tea online from a variety of grocery shopping websites. Still if you happen to be in Guwahati, find below the list of places to buy Assam Tea from:
1. Jalan's (Tea)
Address: 11, M.M. Road, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001
2. Assam Tea Traders
Address: A. T. Road, Near Hotel Vishwaratna, Opposite Rupashree Cinema Hall, Guwahati, Assam 7810012.
3. Assam Tea Corner
Address: SS Rd, Lakhtokia, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001
4. M/s. Beltola Tea Traders
Address: Lakhimi Path, Beltola Basistha Road, Nandanpur Path, Tiniali, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam 781028
5. Kamakhya Tea Trading
Address: G S Road, Opp. Network Travels, Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781008
6. Hindusthan Traders
Address: MS Rd, Lakhtokia, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001
7. Amalgamated Plantations Outlet
Address: GS Rd, Ananda Nagar, Christian Basti, Guwahati, Assam 781005
8. Tea Traders & Exporters Assam Private Limited
Address: Tripura Rd, Jaya Nagar, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam 781022