Assam Black Tea
|Country of Origin|
|Coppery and bright with full-bodied strength. Add milk to experience the true malty character from one of the top Assam gardens. |
|Very bright and golden coppery.|
|Luxury black tea.|
|Bukhial is a tea estate belonging to George Willamson Assam Ltd, the largest privately held tea plantation group in the world. In this area, low rainfall causes the bushes to grow more slowly, producing an outstanding tea. For those of you that like a very full bodied tea with flavor and stringency and has oomph in the cup, this is it!|
You will see by the leaf appearance that the tea is very small and rounded. Assam Black Tea has specialty tea quality and the best malty and mouth-feel flavor one could find in a tea, an exceptionally exclusive tea. We decided that what was good enough for heads of state is the tea for us. However, we do not take the risk of masking any subtle flavour notes with a tea bag!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character of the tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea straight-up.
Iced tea-brewing method: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top off the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. Please note that this tea may tend to be cloudy or milky when poured over ice.