Assam Tea from Ridgways Assam Tea in a Box of 20 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags
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Ridgways Assam is one of the few Fairtrade Assam Teas. Now, you can get a great cup of Assam Tea and make a difference to those growing your tea.
Ridgway Tea is part of the Typhoo Tea Company. All Ridgways Teas are made in England, under care of the company's master tea blender. So, you can be assured of the highest quality in every sip.
Each Ridgways Assam Tea comes in individually wrapped tea bags with a string and tag. So, you can take a few tea bags wherever you go.
Believed to have been discovered early in the 19th century, Assam tea is a robust blend of black teas grown in India's north eastern province of the same name. Assam has a rich, malty and smooth taste with hints of walnuts and plump raisins.
How should you best enjoy Ridgway Assam? Traditionally, it is consumed at breakfast but also complements any time of day. It goes very well with rich foods. Try it with fruit or desserts.
To Make Perfect Cup of Ridgways Assam Tea
Always fill your kettle with fresh, cold water every time you make tea. If you use previously boiled water, all the oxygen in the water will be gone by the time it boils a second time. The oxygen in the water is necessary to bring out the full flavor in a cup of tea.
First, bring the water to a rolling boil. Then, pour water in a mug over the tea bag. Ridgways recommends using 1 tea bag per cup. Allow tea to steep for 3 minutes and remove the tea bag. Sweeten to taste. It is best enjoyed with a splash of milk.
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A tea shop opened on King William St in London in 1836 marked the start of Ridgways Tea. Initially the store sold tea, coffee and spices, but later focused only on tea. The founder, Thomas Ridgway, became well-known for getting the best products from tea estates around the globe and then making superior tea. He became so well-known that those who wanted to enter the tea businesses would pay to work and learn from Thomas Ridgway. Actually, the London shop was the second store. First, he opened a tea shop in Birmingham, England, called Ridgway & Company. But, when it went out-of-business he moved to London and opened the store that marked the start of Ridgways Tea. Ridgway was renowned for making tea. Queen Victoria summoned him in 1876 to make a tea for her private use. Later, the company became King George VI's tea merchants. Today, the company still makes superior tea enjoyed by tea drinkers across the globe.