Assam Dikom tea: a well-made Assam
Having a wiry leaf with golden flowery tips and traditional malty, yet light flavour, Assam Dikom tea produces a richly coloured and malty infusion . The flavour is brisk and bright and lightly sweet. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for five minutes.
Assam is one of the most important tea producing regions of the world. The Dikom tea garden is based in the south-east of the Assam region in India’s north east and here is the native home of Camelia Assamica. The Sessa river flows 1,800 miles from the Himalayas to the Ganges and goes through the Dikom tea estate. The Bodo-Kacharies tribe named this estate Dikom because they found the water uniquely sweet. In the Bodo language “Di” means water and “Kom” means sweet. The garden is planted in 70% clones which contributes to the complexity of the Dikom tea. Dikom is considered one of Assam’s best tea estates.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Assam Dikom tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.