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Assam Broken Orange Pekoe Black Tea - 1/2 lb. Bag

Assam Broken Orange Pekoe Black Tea - 1/2 lb. Bag

Loose leaf black tea.
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    Satrupa Estate TGFOP

    Origin: Satrupa, Assam, India. This Assam is great as part of a blend or by itself provides a bright colored liquor with good body and a full flavor.

    Assam, North India

    On both sides of the mighty Brahmaputra river, lie the rolling plains of the world's largest tea growing area. The Assam region consistently produces more tea per acre than any tea-producing region in the world. Tea bushes cover nearly 500,000 acres giving the impression of a gigantic billiard table stretching as far as the eye can see. Around Assam's verdant tea bushes lay India's richest game reserves. Wild elephants, one-horned rhinos, swamp deer, wild buffalo and leopards are just some of the native wildlife in this area. And from this area grows nearly 600 million pounds of tea annually, yielding the strong, pungent, full-bodied liquor that has made Assam world-famous.

    Assam is the birthplace of India tea. In 1823, Englishman, Robert Bruce discovered Camellia Sinensis growing wild in this region. In 1839 the first eight chests of India tea were offered at the auction in London. All of the gardens in the Assam region are virtually on the same plain with an altitude of approximately 500 feet. The alluvial soil distributed by the river and the climatic conditions of the area, lend themselves ideally to tea cultivation. The basin gets between 80 to 120 inches of rainfall moderately distributed throughout the year with a heavy concentration of monsoon showers from August to mid-October. January and February being the only dry months, cropping begins in early March and extends almost to mid-December.

    March ushers in the hectic plucking season. The dormant bushes come to life and the first leaves of the new season start sprouting. The picking of the first flush leaves will last 8 to 10 weeks. June begins the season for second flush teas.

    Assam leaves are characterized by an excessive amount of silvery pubescence called "tip". The "tippy" Assam teas of both first and second flush produce top quality liquor with body and strength. August to October brings the heavy rains. All vegetation grows at a tremendous rate during monsoon season. Rightly called Rains Tea, teas produced during these months account for almost 75% of the region's annual yield. Better suited for CTC (crush, tear, curl) manufacture, Rains Tea has enhanced characteristics of strength, grip and color and is often a favorite in countries where the preference lies in a good, strong cup with milk. Most of the teas manufactured in Assam will be transported by truck or railway to the auction houses in Calcutta, India for sale abroad. A smaller, more convenient auction center has been set up in Gauhati for the sale of teas meant for consumption within the country.

    This gourmet black tea is in loose leaf form.
Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Manufacturer CoffeeWishes
    Product # TEA01
    Condition New
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