Gingia GFOP Assam
Assam has a long relationship with tea which is largely mysterious and unknown because, until the 19th century, there was not much in the way of written tradition. Assam black tea is very different from Chinese black tea. It is much stronger and has a higher caffeine content. Consequently, it is ideal for those who like a strong cup of tea, or like their tea with milk and/or sugar.
We are pleased to offer this single estate premium Assam 2nd flush to you. Like 2nd flush Darjeelings, 2nd flush Assams are considered the essence of the Assam tea profile. The Gingia estate lies in the rich alluvial soils of the north side of the Bramaputra River. The Gingia estate began operations in 1926. This tea uses extra large leaves. Larger leaf assams tend to be smoother and less astringent than smaller leafed Assams.
Use 2 grams of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Generally this works out to a teaspoon per every 6 ounces of water. Steep for 4 minutes with boiling water. This tea is tasty as is or with milk and/or sweetener.