ASSAM BOGAPANI SINGLE ESTATE BLACK LOOSE LEAF TEA, TGFOP1, EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY, GREAT ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA
Assam, a state in Northeast India, is well known for its tea production along with its rich culture and vibrant environment. Tea is so important to this culture that they even have their own festival to celebrate it, called the Assam Tea Festival, held in November.
Bogapani is one of the most renowned Tea Estate in Assam and is located at Tinsukia district. It was originally planted in 1916, making it one of the oldest estates in Assam. In local dialect, the estate means “clear water” as it is situated very close to the upper Dehing Reserve Forest where leopards, tigers, elephant and porcupines roam. This Tea Estate is now known as “Sree Krishna Tea Estate”. But the older name is more popular.
The tea bushes on the Bogapani plantation are well established, and so the harvest is consistent year-round. More established plants also produce better tea leaves and this Assam is no exception. The tea is from the higher quality June harvest (second flush) and utilises the fresher, fine-needle leaves which are made at orthodox way. In appearance, the tea is a light brown, gives rich and malty cup, which will work well with milk and even a touch of honey.
Due a high caffeine content this particular tea is commonly used to create breakfast tea.
Did you know? The Assam plant Camellia assamica, is, in fact, a small tree, which grows to be about 10-13 meters in height. Its leaves are thin, bright, tend to have a tapering apex and contains higher caffeine level than Camellia sinensis, which is smaller, about 2-3 meters in height. In harvesting, or plucking, the shoot removed usually includes the bud and the two youngest leaves. The weight of 2,000 freshly plucked China bush shoots may be 1 pound (0.45 kg); the same number of Assam shoots may weigh 2 pounds (0.9 kg).
Ingredients: 100% ASSAM BOGAPANI TGBFOP-1 single estate orthodox black tea.