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High Elevation Assam

Black Tea
Origin: Upper Assam, Northeast India

Full-bodied, brisk, and slightly earthy with a rich, malty aroma.

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About High Elevation Assam:

This High Elevation Assam comes from the upper region of the Brahmaputra Valley, also considered the birthplace of the indigenous tea plant varietal Camellia assamica. Made in midsummer, during the second flush season. FTGFOP stands for Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. This has nothing to do with the flavor orange – it is part of a traditional grading system used in the sub-continent. GFOP typically refers to more earthy, brisk teas.

Ingredients: FTGFOP Grade Black Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Full-bodied, brisk, and slightly earthy with a rich, malty aroma.

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)3-53-41

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