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Assam is the world's largest tea-growing region, lying on either side of the Brahmaputra River, and bordering Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar). Assam has a tropical climate, heavily influenced by the monsoons and without the normal hot and dry season found in the rest of India. In the warmest month, the temperature is around 30ºC, while in January, roughly 15ºC is the norm. The most prised Assams are the second flush teas, coming right before the monsoons, with a rich, spicy and malty flavour. Teas harvested during and right after the rainy season tend to be softer and more floral in character.