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Golden Assam

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Assam black tea from the Harmutty Estate, graded as STGFOP-S, represents an exceptional tea with a rich, malty flavor, abundant golden tips, and larger, elegant leaves. It offers a taste experience beyond the ordinary, making it a perfect choice for tea connoisseurs or those looking for a distinctive brew.

Extra Info:

STGFOP-S stands for Super Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - Special. This is one of the highest grades in the Indian tea grading system, signifying a tea of exceptional quality.

In this context, each letter and term denotes a particular quality:

  • "Super" is an added prefix to denote extraordinary quality.
  • "Tippy" refers to the inclusion of abundant tips - the unopened buds of the tea plant, which are highly prized for their rich flavor.
  • "Golden" signifies that the tips have a golden hue, a characteristic of high-grade teas.
  • "Flowery" suggests the presence of larger leaves and an elegant leaf style.
  • "Orange Pekoe" (pronounced 'peck-oh') is a term traditionally used to describe a whole, unbroken leaf. Contrary to common misconception, it does not refer to orange flavor or color.
  • "Special" is an infrequent suffix, signifying a tea that goes beyond the standard quality parameters of its grade.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • STGFOP-S Full leaf black tea

Origin:

Harmutty Estate, Assam, India

Assam black tea from the Harmutty Estate, graded as STGFOP-S, represents an exceptional tea with a rich, malty flavor, abundant golden tips, and larger, elegant leaves. It offers a taste experience beyond the ordinary, making it a perfect choice for tea connoisseurs or those looking for a distinctive brew.

Extra Info:

STGFOP-S stands for Super Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - Special. This is one of the highest grades in the Indian tea grading system, signifying a tea of exceptional quality.

In this context, each letter and term denotes a particular quality:

  • "Super" is an added prefix to denote extraordinary quality.
  • "Tippy" refers to the inclusion of abundant tips - the unopened buds of the tea plant, which are highly prized for their rich flavor.
  • "Golden" signifies that the tips have a golden hue, a characteristic of high-grade teas.
  • "Flowery" suggests the presence of larger leaves and an elegant leaf style.
  • "Orange Pekoe" (pronounced 'peck-oh') is a term traditionally used to describe a whole, unbroken leaf. Contrary to common misconception, it does not refer to orange flavor or color.
  • "Special" is an infrequent suffix, signifying a tea that goes beyond the standard quality parameters of its grade.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.

Ingredients:

Origin:

Harmutty Estate, Assam, India

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The dry tea is black full leaves of uniform size with many golden tips and a malty, slightly smoky aroma. In the cup, the tea is honey-amber in color and has a balanced, woody and green herbaceous fragrance. It has a thick mouthfeel (at one teaspoon per six ounce cup steeped three minutes in 205 degree fresh water), is smooth, balanced, and delicate with a pleasingly astringent mild bitterness. The taste includes a touch of saltiness and sweetness, no sourness, and finishes with an even stronger mouthfeel on the palate. Overall, for taste, aroma, and value, this is a superb black tea for mornings or afternoons. I enjoy it with a little sugar and just a teaspoon of milk.

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Great Tea! It's 100 degrees in Carlsbad this time of year and I never miss my afternoon cup of Assam.

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