Rare Varietal

Golden Tips Assam

Black Tea
Origin: Upper Assam, Northeast India

Smooth textured, amber red liquor with apple and pear flavors.

Buy in bulk or in 3.5 oz Classic Size Tins.

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About Golden Tips Assam:

A lovely dark Assam tea with smooth, soft mouthfeel. Golden Tips Assam is perfect for blending with milk and sugar, as an uplifting plain sipping tea, or even as an iced tea in the summer.

Golden Tips Assam is made from a distinct Camellia assamica plant varietal growing only at a handful of estates. The leaves are withered, bruised with a rolling machine, oxidized, and then oven roasted. In making the Golden Tips, the oxidization is slightly longer than in making darker Assams. The Golden Tips are precious for the tea gardens as they fetch a higher premium in the market. The high volume of essential oils in the Golden Tips Assam is evident immediately after the tea is served, as a thin layer of oil quickly coats the surface of the tea.

Ingredients: SFTGFOP Grade Black Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Smooth textured, amber red liquor with apple and pear flavors.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)3-51-31

Videos and Links:

Tea Sourcing from Assam and Beyond
Assam Map