Assam tea has a complex taste profile that’s rich, musky, and earthy. When blended with milk, the fusion of the dark tea and the thick creamer create a milk tea that’s pleasantly deep and distinct. While not as popular as the traditional black tea base, Assam milk tea’s unique flavor make it a standout beverage.
While regular black tea is excellent, Assam tea packs more of a punch, caffeine and flavor-wise. This signature tea blend is made with Assam tea leaves, tapioca balls, and whole milk. Our recipe is made to bring out the best flavors of this classic milk tea.Print
What Does Assam Milk Tea Taste Like?
This black milk tea tastes earthy, creamy, and sweet. The full-bodied tea is rich and complex. On the other hand, the milk mellows the richness of the tea and provides a creamy texture that’s decadent and easy to drink.
The simple syrup also infuses the beverage with a hint of sweetness and a malty flavor. Finally, the tapioca balls add a gooey and chewable texture to the drink.
How Much Caffeine Is in Assam Milk Tea?
Assam black tea contains more caffeine than other varieties— about 60–112 mg in a standard cup. The caffeine content is so notable that Assam tea is considered a breakfast tea in many countries.
That said, the caffeine content fluctuates depending on where it was harvested, the harvesting season, and the brewing technique. The tea shop where you purchase Assam milk tea may also make a slight difference.
Why Is Assam Tea So Special?
Assam tea is grown in a region in North East India called Assam. This region, which lies along the Brahmaputra River, is one of the world’s largest tea producers.
Where the tea is harvested largely influences its distinct flavor. Assam is a lowland region with a climate that is warm and wet. And it just so happens that these are the ideal conditions for the Camellia Sinensis plant to grow.
Another remarkable characteristic of Assam tea is that it has many health benefits. Consuming this popular tea can have physical and mental benefits for the body.
What Are the Health Benefits of Assam Tea?
Sipping on a cup of Assam tea daily can yield several health benefits.
Assam tea is said to:
1. Contain beneficial antioxidants: These antioxidants fight against harmful free radicals that may accelerate aging.
2. Reduce cholesterol: Assam tea also helps promote heart health by slowing down plaque build-up.
3. Improve gut health: Compounds in Assam tea help promote healthy gut bacteria and fight off harmful bacteria.
4. Reduce the risk of dementia: Compounds in Assam tea inhibit the enzymes responsible for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
5. Reduce cancer risk: Research shows that Assam tea reduces the risk of skin and lung cancer.
What Is the Difference Between Assam Tea and Black Tea?
All Assam teas are made from black tea, but not all black teas are Assam tea.
Black tea can come in many varieties, from Ceylon to Earl Grey; even chai tea is made with a black tea base. The characteristic that ties all black tea together is the oxidization process, where the black tea leaves are dried and blackened. This process gives black tea its signature astringent flavor.
Assam tea is one type of black tea made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. It is more caffeinated than other teas, giving it a uniquely strong flavor.