Assam Harmutty

Regular price £5.95

Ingredients - Black Tea

Taste - The taste is full, very balanced and has a moderately spicy and malty character.

Liquor - The cup is of a shiny, deep copper colour.

Flush - 2nd Flush

Grade -  TGFOP1 (Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.)

About the Estate/Region

Only produced in March and April when the mountain air is moist and cool. One of the oldest tea gardens in Assam was planted in 1870 by Major Gibb the garden's name has been derived from Queen Hiramati wife of King Arimatta whose kingdom is thought to have been all of lower Assam. The remnants of the queen's burial ground are still present next to the Maj (middle) Bungalow.The picturesque location of this garden with the fast flowing Dikrong River alongside and the Northern boundaries extending into the thickly forested hills of Arunachal Pradesh give the visitor a breathtaking and an unforgettable view. With the abundance of untouched forests in and around the garden and the gentle wild animals paying a regular visit makes working in this garden a unique experience.The fertile soil is most conducive to the growing of Tea and the handpicked clones that have been planted over the years have thrived at Harmutty to offer the connoisseur a range of teas unmatched for both their flavour and freshness.

  • Loose Leaf Grades
  • Brewing Guide
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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