J. A. Braithwaite Ltd. Assam Tea Loose Leaf
J.A. Braithwaite Ltd is the oldest shop in the city of Dundee and has been selling fine teas and coffees since 1868, moving to its Castle Street premises in 1932.
They still roast their beans in the shop following a traditional family recipe and they have a choice of over 100 teas and 30 coffees. Walking in to the shop is like taking a blissful step back in time.
Black tea is generally stronger in flavour than other teas and is made from the leaves of the shrub 'Camellia Sinensis'.
Assam Tea is used as the base for most 'Breakfast Teas'. It is traditionally grown in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, one of the largest tea producing regions in the world.
The flavor profile of Assam black tea is malty with a rich body and vibrant color caused by the high amounts of tannins and polyphenols present in the tea leaves.
In store you can purchase loose leaf tea in your own re-usable containers or you can take it home in one of our paper bags and decant into your own container.
Purchases online will be delivered in a sealed, recyclable, paper bag and we recommend placing it in an air tight container.