The largest tea producing area in the world and one of the three main tea growing areas of India. The Assam valley in the Brahmaputra valley in the north of India produces strong, fresh, mature, pungent, high quality black teas with a reddish tinge. This is a good tea to drink at breakfast instead of coffee or when you need a bit of a boost. It is sometimes described as the red wine of the tea world. The tea has distinctive brown and golden leaves which, when they are dried, are called "orange".