Assam TGFOP1 2nd Flush Loose Tea
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Sweet, strong and substantial, this superbly high grade of Assam is a beautiful loose leaf black tea for breakfast.
We'd suggest brewing lightly to appreciate its layered honeyed flavours, but a stronger steeping creates a wonderfully dark, almost treacle-toned cup, perfectly matched with milk.
Harvested in late spring (known as the “second flush”), our loose Assam TGFOP1 2nd Flush has a large unbroken leaf and plenty of buds and golden tips: in other words, “Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”. It may be rather a mouthful – but one sip of this superbly rich and malty brew and you might just remember the name..
• Origin: India
• Tea type: Black
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Stackable Caddy: If you choose the caddy option it will stack with our other tea caddies
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Full-bodied, with layered tones of malt and honey
High cocoa content, dark chocolate
Assam was one of the very first teas to be cultivated by the British in the 19th century. We’ve numbered this tea 888 to reflect the year that British tea imports from India exceeded those for China, in 1888. Just two years after Walter Whittard set up shop in 1886, the British tea industry entered a new era…
Tea plantations were first introduced to India by the British in the 19th century, after Robert Fortune stole Chinese tea cuttings to plant in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling. Today Indian tea is some of the most famous in the world: it's also home to Assam tea, found growing wild there by the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce.
How to Make
1 tsp loose tea
- Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
- Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 98 degrees
- Wait for 3-5 minutes
- Remove infuser and enjoy
2 tsp loose tea
100ml freshly boiled water
Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)
- Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
- Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
- Top up with plenty of ice
- Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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