In the region of Assam, in the untouched national park of Kaziranga lives the endangered Indian rhinoceros - the animal whom the Tea Board of India has chosen as the trademark of Assam tea.

Assam tea, produced using ancient methods, is protected with Geographic Indication, which means that only tea from the Assam region is allowed to bear the name.

The region of Assam has been blessed with fertile soil and monsoon seasons, making it one of the best areas for growing tea.

Unlike many Himalayan mountain teas, Assam is grown on lowlands on the eastern edge of the Himalayas.

The entire region lives in a completely different timezone on its own - the clocks of Assam are 1 hour ahead of the standard Indian timezone, allowing tea harvesters to make use of the early sunrise. This is called the "Chai Bagan Time".