The name of Assam tea comes from the area it originated in India, close to the borders of Bangladesh and Burma, along the Brahmaputra River. The Assam region is known as the largest tea growing region in the world, with a very long production season.
Assam tea is best enjoyed steeped 3-5 minutes for a wonderful aromatic cup. Water quality is a very important factor and the water used should be free of contaminants in order to enhance the natural flavor of the tea. A crisp flavor is evident when using pure water.
Assam tea also has many health benefits. It decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, improves blood circulation, enhances your immune system and lessens the risk of cell damage which in turn may lead to cancer. It also strengthens your teeth and helps fight cavities.
If you're worried Assam won't provide the pick-me-up you need during the day, think again. Assam tea contains a good amount of caffeine and has greater health benefits than a cup of coffee. It contains Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and enables the body to use its carbohydrates intake for energy-use and enhances blood circulation.
Let's be realistic, we all want to make better food choices and live healthier but sometimes it just seem like more work than it's worth. Well, a cup of tea is one way to feel better and easy to make. Choose a tea this is satisfying to you and drink a cup a day to get the full benefits it provides to your body, you'll be happy you did.
Peace, Love & Tea