This FTGFOP1, (finest tippy golden flowery orange pekoe grade 1) Assam has an unusual pine-needle shaped leaf and lots of tips. The infusion is medium dark, and the taste is soft and medium-strong with a slightly malty aftertaste. An excellent Assam tea.
Assam's characteristic full-bodied malty flavour makes it an excellent breakfast tea you can enjoy with or without milk.
Assam is the largest tea growing area in the world, where 2,000 gardens can produce almost 450,000 tons of tea each year. Assam tea accounts for about 55 per cent of India's total annual production. Assam is a vast and beautiful area of dense forests and open rolling plains through which the mighty Brahmaputra river runs, carrying rich fertile soil down from the mountains of Tibet to the agricultural plains. Exceptionally high rainfall (sometimes exceeding 10m in just one season) produces a very humid enviroment comparable to being inside a vast greenhouse - consequently the plants thrive, producing a tea which is very different to Darjeeling.
|Taste||Soft, Aromatic, Malty, Medium to Dark Cup|
|Brewing Advice||One dessert spoon per cup, add fresh boiling water, infuse for 3 minutes or according to taste|