Tea is, of course, omnipresent in Irish and British households. Even if you don’t drink the stuff yourself, you need to keep some in the cupboard, ready to serve to your guests when they come to visit. For most people, one of the great tea blends from the likes of Lyons, Barry’s or Yorkshire Tea does the trick. But for the real tea aficionados, there are times when only a single-variety tea will do. That’s why at Dalriata, we are delighted to offer you a series of exquisite premium from teas from Taylor’s of Harrogate. This particular one comes from India, and it’s beloved of those who love their tea rich, malty and full-bodied – Assam.
You may recognise Taylor’s of Harrogate as the makers of British favourite Yorkshire Tea. Their reputation for top quality teas has been earned from over 130 years in business. They are careful to buy only the finest teas, and take great care about how they blend them. This Assam tea represents the absolute pick of the crop, and is made from the very highest quality leaves.
Assam tea comes from northeastern India. Here at the foot of the Himalayas, in the valley of the mighty Brahmaputra river, the soil is exceptionally rich and fertile. This, coupled with the warm, humid climate, makes the conditions absolutely perfect for growing tea. For their Assam tea, Taylor’s of Harrogate use leaves picked at the peak of the spring growing season, during the second flush harvest.
If you’re used to drinking blended teas, the rich, malty part of the flavour profile usually comes from Assam leaves. So if that’s the flavour you enjoy the most in your tea, you’re going to love these single-variety Assam tea bags. The elegantly designed box contains 20 tea bags, each one individually wrapped in a paper sleeve for freshness. They even come with a drawstring and a tag for easy brewing! This means they’re ideal for making a single mug of tea, but of course you can also use them in a teapot.