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Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Assam Tea

by Scaleup Marketing 25 Jun 2024

Picture yourself seated amidst lush mountains, only to have a small earthy scent of tea gardens surrounding you. Welcome to Assam, where every tea leaf carries tales of flavors and history. Assam is the world's largest tea-growing region by production. We'll explore the rich history of Assam Tea, from its indigenous roots with the Singpho tribe to its global recognition; along with that, we'll delve into the world of green tea, exploring its potential health benefits.

Exploring Assam's Rich Tea Legacy

The famous tale of Robert Bruce encountering the Singpho tribe and witnessing their tea consumption in 1823 is widely known. However, the history of Assam Tea extends beyond this discovery. The Singphos and other indigenous groups had been enjoying these leaves for generations highlighting the rooted tea culture in Assam. While Bruce's involvement jump started the commercialization of Assam Tea does not overshadow the knowledge held by the Singpho tribe. Their understanding of the plant's characteristics laid the foundation for Assam Tea To become a staple in households worldwide.

In the realm between traditional knowledge and large-scale cultivation, stood a figure, Maniram Dewan. He played a role in establishing the tea plantations in Assam. Yet Maniram’s vision transcended replication of methods. He opposed practices and unfair treatment of laborers leading him to establish his own independent tea estates and becoming the first Indian tea grower. Today as you savor a cup of Assam Tea with its malty embrace, remember that its rich flavor is no coincidence but a product of resilience.

From the discoveries by the Singpho tribe, to Maniram Dewan's step into global recognition Assam Tea has been cherished across generations.

Unveiling Assam's Green Gem:

While the black version of the tea is processed in a way that reduces its ability to help the body, Assam green tea remains loaded with health properties because it is not processed as much. The tea has a brilliant green color, a fresh grassy smell and taste, fine and rather invigorating. Like how black Assam Tea is rich in antioxidants like theanine and EGCG vital in building the immune system, benefiting the heart, and helping lose weight, green Assam Tea does the trick too. Here's a peek at some of the green tea benefits:

  • Boosts Brain Power: They contain Caffeine and L-theanine which is an amino acid that has synergistic effects with caffeine regarding focus, alerting, and memory.
  • Promotes Heart Health: Some studies show that green tea boasts of elements that may lessen the negative impact of cholesterol, specifically LDL and improve on the elasticity or health of blood vessels in the body for improved heart function.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: It is another fact that green tea is a source of numerous antioxidants mainly used to neutralize free radicals that may otherwise cause disease causing cell damage or even slow or prevent them.
  • Aids in Weight Management: Although the use of green tea in promoting fat loss comprises a modest effect of raising metabolic rates, it may be of great help in the preparation of a diet plan.
  • Promotes Relaxation: This natural product contains caffeine and L-theanine which helps relax the brain since it slows down the brain waves and therefore impacts stress and anxiety.
  • May Enhance Skin Health: Green tea benefits include its anti-inflammatory properties which may promote skin regeneration and help protect against skin damage.


The next time you are immersed in a steaming cup of Assam Tea, do not forget to acknowledge the history it holds. Every taste – a story of persistence, an ode to creation and a hearty welcome to taste exotic Assam.

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