Is It a Tea Garden, Plantation, or Estate?

A quick look around the internet will show you that when it comes to the word used to describe land where tea is grown, there is no consensus. You’ll see tea gardens, tea plantations, tea estates, tea plots, and so on. Is any one of these right or preferred? Official Definitions A very official source …

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Major Assam Tea Estates

When Robert Bruce first brought tea plants smuggled out of China to India, he discovered that the inhabitants of the Assam area were already enjoying tea made from a tea bush varietal growing wild (Camellia Sinensis assamica). He set about cultivating the plant and in a few years tea was being exported to London. Today, …

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Battle of the Assam Estate Teas

Our Assam tea collection is growing, no surprise since it is one of our favorite tea types. With over 300 tea estates in the Assam Province in northeastern India, this tea is also certainly plentiful. Time for a battle of the Assam Estate Teas (no, not all of them — just a select few). How …

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Some Assam Tea Types

One of the basic teas in most black tea blends is Assam tea. It’s sort of a “stealth tea,” mixing in with Keemun and other black teas but always making its presence known with its distinctive flavor. You can buy Assam tea on its own, too. There is a wider variety of Assam types than …

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