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Vintage tin with Indian women for Assam tea

SKU: BT-2362-19

Vintage tin with Indian women for Assam tea

Green rectangular tin, "Assam tea", on lid Indian tea-drinking company

  • Creator: erven de wed. J. van Nelle
  • Manufacturing date: 1958 - 1960

Rectangular green with gold decorated tin drum with on the lid a scene of two tea-drinking Hindu women, who are served by a man. In the background a backdrop of Indian buildings and palm trees. Equipped with a curved, hinged raised lid with three hinges.

The decoration of the tin further consists of a green surface with gold rings on sides. Text in soil: ASSAM TEA.

This tin is in a used vintage condition with traces of wear.

  • Height: 6.5 cm.
  • Length: 15.6 cm.
  • Width: 12.5 cm.

Assam tea is a black tea named after the region of its production, Assam, in India. It is also traditionally used in Yunnan province in China. Assam tea is manufactured specifically from the plant Camellia sinensis var. assamica (Masters). This tea, most of which is grown at or near sea level, is known for its body, briskness, malty flavour, and strong, bright colour. Assam teas, or blends containing Assam, are often sold as "breakfast" teas. For instance, Irish breakfast tea, a maltier and stronger breakfast tea, consists of small-sized Assam tea leaves.

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