For tea lovers this region is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The teas
of this region are of the very best quality and have a light, fresh and flowery flavour
during the first flush period and a strong, full and very aromatic flavour during the
second flush period.
The Assam plateau is located in northern India, on both sides of the Brahmaputra
river and is the biggest connected tea-growing region in theworld.About 2000 gardens
produce a very aromatic, strong and malty tea. Along with the well-known
second flush teas the plantations also produce first flush teas and green Assamteas.
The colour of the cup is golden-brownish or copper red.
Many Ceylon teas come fromsuch traditional growing regions as Dimbula,Uva and
Nuwara Eliya. Dimbula is situated in the western highlands. Its teas have a delicate
and flowery flavour. The best qualities are picked between January and March. Uva
is also in the highlands and its teas offer a strong and full-bodied flavour. The best
qualities are picked between July and September. Nuwara Eliya is considered the
heartland of the very best and finest tea qualities. It is located between Dimbula
and Uva and premium teas are picked throughout the year.
In the vast areas of China, plantations are situated far apart. This makes for very
different types of black teas which vary strongly in flavour: from mild and light to
sweet and aromatic,or strong and earthy.They often have a slightly "smoky" flavour.