Assam Second Flush - Quality Belt
Ideal in the morning with milk, this tea from the Quality Belt is an excellent example, plucked during Assam's renowned second season of harvest, the second flush, with TGFOP1* leaves. It's a voluptuous tea that tastes malty and full-bodied.
Food pairing: Hearty breakfasts, sweet spiced tea cakes, carrot cakes, red meats and strong cheese.
Fun fact: The state of Assam in India, also known as “The land of the one-horned rhino”, started shipping tea from India to London in 1838, where its popularity immediately flourished. It remains a household favourite to this day.
Brewing instructions: 1-2 teaspoons of loose leaf or 1 pyramid bag. 3 mins at 90-95ºC without milk, 3-5mins at 95-100ºC with milk. Just turn your kettle off before boiling if you don't have a temperature controlled kettle.
Ingredients: Black Tea. Contains Caffeine.
* TGFOP1 stands for “Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1”… Or in other words a sign of high quality tea made from the end bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot with a large proportion of of golden tips. The 1 stands for highest quality leaves within this classification.