Assam Bukhial

Regular price £2.95

Ingredients - Black Tea

Taste - The best estate in Assam. The soil conditions and climate produce a mellow and malty TGFOP to be savored and contemplated.

Liquor - Very bright and golden coppery.

Flush - 2nd Flush

Grade -  TGFOP (The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.)

About the Estate/Region

A superb low-grown tea from the district of Morawak Korale. This award-winning tea is velvety and rich with a plum-like finish. A classic Assam with a traditional leaf style. Produced during June this tea embodies all the flavour and strength one expects from a top Assam tea estate. Bukhial is a tea estate belonging to and managed by George Willamson Assam Ltd - the world's largest privately held tea plantation group. Bukhial is situated on the south side of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam near a remote region called Nagaland. Wild elephants still roam the estate but it could be worse; a century ago headhunters also lurked in the forests! In this area rainfall is lower which makes the bushes grow more slowly producing an outstanding tea. This well-made orthodox leaf tea produces a strong colory and flavorful cup. The manager Mr. Dhar is rightfully proud of the fantastic reputation of this estate.You might ask - What gives Assam tea its special characteristics.

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Flowery consists of large leaves, typically plucked in the second or third flush with an abundance of tips. Golden flowery includes very young tips or buds (usually golden in colour) that were picked early in the season. Tippy includes an abundance of tips. for more information about tea classification / grading -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_leaf_grading 

Grade

Description
OP
Orange Pekoe
Main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips.
OP1
More delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with a light liquor.
OPA
Bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open.
OPS
Orange Pekoe Superior
Primarily from Indonesia; similar to OP.
FOP
Flowery Orange Pekoe
High-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China.
FOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification.
GFOP
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in the Milima and Marinyn regions, but uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
TGFOP
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
TGFOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.
FTGFOP[a]
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Highest quality grade.
FTGFOP1
STGFOP
SFTGFOP
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FTGFOP classification.

Type of Tea Quantity of Tea Water Temp Steeping Time
White 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
Green 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
Black 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
Oolong 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
Pu-erh 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins