India: Nahorabi Assam
Nahorabi Single Estate Assam GTGFOP O685 Summer 2016
The NahorHabi tea estate is one of the oldest in Assam and the first to receive ISO 9002 certificate for growing, processing, and marketing of Orthodox and CTC tea. The garden management is committed to protecting the environment and uplifting ecological balance of the area. One side of the garden is covered by dense forest. Garden management also carries out regular plantation of trees in the fallow areas of the garden. This tea has long golden tips amidst a contrast of dark leafs. Stylish, bright with lots of bloom.
Tannins have been curbed by using more tips and slightly younger leaves than normal giving the body an herbaceous yet refreshing taste. The nose is malty with slight fruit. If you thought you didn't like black tea before than you need to try this before you give up on Assams. Your taste buds will thank you!
Light, vibrant notes of caramel and musk, with a fresh green finish.
16 x 5g
5g loose tea leaves
Water temperature 195F (90C)
Steep time 60s or less to drink neat, 90-120s with milk
Resteep 2-3 times