India Breakfast Blend

Regular price £3.95

All the highlights of India's great tea regions in a smooth flavourful blend. We include fragrant 1st flush Darjeelings hearty 2nd flush Assams and brisk January Nilgiris to make a superb brew for breakfast or any other time of the day. The blend is comprised of luxury teas from no less than three of India's premiere growing districts Assam Darjeeling and the Nilgiris each with their own rich histories. Assam far up in the north eastern corner of the country has been the home of headhunters served as the starting point of the Burma Road during WWII and was the first place tea was grown by the British within their old Empire. Darjeeling located high in the Himalayas is the site of one of India's remaining steam trains survived a major earthquake in 1898 the "Darjeeling disaster"and gained a reputation for growing some of the world's best black teas grown on hybrid bushes developed on its steep slopes. The Nilgiri Hills were first discovered by Europeans in 1602 were first fully explored after a pursuit of criminals and is the origin of the world's most expensive lot of tea $600/ kg earned at North America's first auction held at Las Vegas in 2006. Yes All India Blend is some tea. This flawless blend unites teas from all three regions sourced at their respective seasonal peaks.

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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