Assam gets its name from the region where it grows: Assam, India. The tea is grown at sea level and is known for its body, briskness and malty flavor. Assam is brightly burnished in color once brewed. This particular selection is rich and heavy with the autumnal maltiness found in exceptional teas from this region. Assam revolutionized tea drinking habits in the 19th century since the tea, produced from a different variety of the tea plant, yielded a different kind of tea. Historically, Assam is the second largest commercial tea production region after southern China. Southern China and Assam, India are the only two regions in the world with native tea plants.