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Differences Between Darjeeling & Assam Tea

by aditya abhishek


Darjeeling & Assam are two popular Indian tea growing belts that have distinct differences in terms of their flavor, appearance, and growing regions.


If you are a fan of milk tea, then you must taste Assam tea has strong nutty flavour but to enjoy green or black tea without milk prefer Darjeeling tea to get spicy taste. 


Darjeeling tea is grown in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal at an altitude of 2,045 metres, while Assam tea is grown in the Assam region of Northeast India at 200 metres.

Harvest Seasons

In Assam tea is harvested twice but Darjeeling tea is harvested four times in a year. 


Darjeeling tea is typically processed using the Orthodox method while Assam tea, on the other hand, is often processed using the CTC (crush, tear, curl) method.

Caffeine Content

Assam tea is known for its high caffeine content, which makes it a popular choice for breakfast teas. Darjeeling tea, on the other hand, has a lower caffeine content.

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