Nestled between the Himalayan mountains and the Brahmaputra river of northern India you can find the fabled Borengajuli tea estate. Known the world over for producing fabulously rich and robust teas, this cuppa certainly lives up to its Assam heritage. Expect to find sweet, jammy notes and a full, luxurious body in this quintessentially strong brew.
In 1835 the first cultivated tea plants were planted in India, specifically in Assam. With rich soil and monsoon rains Assam is one of the worlds most prolific tea producing regions. Harvest runs from April to November. The second flush is the sweet spot, harvested from may to June it has the benefit of the monsoon season and is bursting with flavour as a result. That's when this tea is picked. You may not recognise the name Assam, but as this tea often forms the base of English breakfast blends and Masala chai.
Ethically sourced from an ethical tea partnership registered plantation.
Serving Suggestion: Adrian likes this tea with milk to smooth out the enriched flavour. Dan drinks straight up to add a bit of bite to his brew.
For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.
Check our guide for more tips on cold brewing tea.
Ingredients: Black tea.
Country of Origin: India, Assam, Mangaldai.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
Antioxidant Level: Very high.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours. Ethical Tea Partnership
Preparation: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 5-7 minutes