The large-leaf Assam tea was imported from India in 1926, and it is now planted in Yuchi Township of Nantou County. It is comparable to the black tea produced in India and Sri Lanka. Its characteristics include the bright red color, the rich and mellow fragrance, and the elegant malt scent in the mouth. It is unique among the black tea varieties and it is ideally suitable for drinking. As it is often used to make milk tea, it is known as the Milk Tea King. Other excellent drinks can be made from the Assam Black Tea with lemon juice and ginger juice (the most respected herb tea in Japan at present).
1. Fill 1/3 of the teapot with tea leaves, then add hot water (ideally 100°C), and allow to steep.