Guwahati is the largest city in the Indian State of Assam. It hosts an incredible array of Wildlife, such as Asian Elephants, Pythons and Tigers.

India and especially Guwahati is also known for its production of Turmeric, Assam Tea and Assam Silk. Indian Medicine has historically used Turmeric for disorders of the skin, upper respiratory tract, joints, and digestive system. It can also be used as a dye, in tea and of course, in for seasoning for culinary use. It's used in dishes such as Patoleo, a sweet dish of stuffed Turmeric leaf with Coconut and Rice.

Whilst we're here in the Assam region of India, we need to talk about their tea. The second largest Tea growing region by production, they are one of only two regions with native tea plants- the other being China. This part of India experiences high rainfall (10-12 in of rain per day!) - during the monsoon season and high day time temperates (36 degrees Celsius). Creating greenhouse like conditions of extreme heat and humidity, this what makes the malty taste of Assam Tea distinctive.

Assam Tea is a black tea, named after the region, and grown from the indigenous plant Camellia sinensis. It was introduced into Europe in 1823 by Scottish adventurer Robert Bruce. He discovered a tea plants in the wild whilst in Singpho. Whilst he died before he saw Assam tea grown and exported on a commercial level he opened the doors for the trade.

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