About a year ago, I first learned of a new tea company, Assam1860, named after the year in which their tea bushes were first planted. They sent me some samples of their loose and bagged tea "fresh from our family's 150-year-old tea gardens in the Moran Circle of Assam." It was a nice, brisk black tea that I very much enjoyed. Their tea officially launched in November of 2015, and when they recently asked if they could send samples of the finalized tea package, I said sure.
I love that the box has graphics of a tea garden in India, which is perfect for this company!
When I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised to find individually wrapped tea bags in attractively designed glassine type packages. I *love* the graphic of an Indian woman plucking tea leaves!
And I was also surprised that the square tea bag is a silken tea bag. Happily, the tea was the nice brisk black tea I recalled from a year ago, and I steeped mine on the low end (just three minutes) since I don't like a super strong tea. It had only slight astringency, so this is definitely going to be my go-to tea in the mornings for a while. While I had already known I enjoyed their tea, I have to say I'm impressed with the design of Assam1860's tea packaging, and if you'd like to learn more about the tea yourself, click here. For the first five people who leave a comment today, I'll send you a sample tea bag to try yourself. How's that?