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Assam TGFOP1 2nd Flush

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A superbly high grade of Assam with plenty of golden buds

'Assam Second Flush Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe' may be rather a mouthful. But one sip of this superbly rich and malty brew and you might just remember the name.

Assam teas really come into their own during the second harvest of the year which takes place in late spring. These 'Second Flush' teas are particularly prized for their full-bodied smoothness and sweet, malty taste. We've selected a superbly high grade of Assam with a large unbroken leaf and plenty of buds and golden tips: in other words, 'Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe'.

Sweet, strong and substantial, it's a beautiful tea for breakfast. We'd suggest brewing lightly to appreciate its layered honeyed flavours, but a stronger steeping creates a wonderfully dark, almost treacle-toned cup, perfectly matched with milk.

  • Tea Type

    Black Tea

  • Origin


  • Taste Profile

    Malty, Rich

  • Tastes like

    Full-bodied, with layered tones of malt and honey

  • When to drink

    The connoisseur's choice for breakfast

Brew the perfect cup

Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.

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Tea plantations were first introduced to India by the British in the 19th century. Britain had originally relied on China for their tea supplies, but their breakthrough came when the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce discovered tea plants growing wild in Assam. However, that didn’t stop the British from stealing Chinese tea cuttings to plant in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling, and the finest Darjeelings are still cultivated from the original China-Jat bushes. Despite its rather dubious beginnings tea is now an integral part of Indian culture, with sweet, milky chai sold on every street corner.

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