Organic Assam Tonganagoan Estate Black Tea

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Malt, Mushrooms
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Fair Trade, Organic
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This morning, courtesy of *Aubrey at Arbor Teas*, I’m very fortunate to enjoy and pleased to be the first to review a 2013 Tonganagoan Estate, 2nd flush Assam SFTGFOP1, USDA Organic, premium black...” Read full tasting note
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“This exceptional organic and Fair Trade Certified black tea from Assam, India is a limited edition tea. The dried leaves present a plethora of coppery golden tips which combine with the tightly twisted dark leaf to produce a unique reddish brown liquor that has a more complicated and heartier aroma and flavor profile than our classic organic Assam. With scents of herbaceous yeast, it offers a dry, malty cup that has notes of barley broth and rich sweet mushroom. Sourced from the Tonganagoan Estate in India at the low elevation of only 200 ft, this organic 2nd flush Assam SFTGFOP1 from 2013 is produced by the family-owned, professionally managed Chamong Group that is now into its 6th generation.

Ever wonder what those initials “SFTGFOP1” stand for? Check out our information on tea grading to find out!"

Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water

Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)

Steeping time: 3-5 minutes

About Arbor Teas View company

We’re tea enthusiasts with a lot of passion. Passion for top quality tea, the environment, fair trade, and our community. We started Arbor Teas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intent on creating a tea company as passionate as we are. Our passion is reflected in every aspect of Arbor Teas. You’ll certainly notice it in the exceptional collection of teas we offer - one of the largest catalogs of USDA certified organic teas around, nearly three-quarters of which are Fair Trade Certified®.

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This morning, courtesy of Aubrey at Arbor Teas, I’m very fortunate to enjoy and pleased to be the first to review a 2013 Tonganagoan Estate, 2nd flush Assam SFTGFOP1, USDA Organic, premium black tea, Western style: 8 oz / 1 tsp (1.6g) / 212*F / 3-5 min. without sweeteners, milk, or cream.

Leaf: Approximately a 50/50 mixture of dark chocolate brown twisted leaves and golden tips, both thin & thick, 1 cm long.
Fragrance: A wonderfully rich scent that reminded me of hay / straw
Liquor: Clear medium amber
Aroma: Same as fragrance but not as strong.
Flavor: Malt with hints of barley and sweet mushroom

3-min: A very smooth, moderately full-bodied, rich, complex Assam with hints of barley and sweet mushrooms. The hints of mushroom persist long on the tongue. There was no bitterness or astringency.

4-min & 5 min: Smooth & medium bodied w/no bitterness or astringency.
6-min: Smooth & fuller- bodied w/no bitterness or astringency.

Impression: A smooth, rich, unique, and intriguing organic Assam. Definitely not a typical Assam! Well done!

Thanks to Aubrey at Arbor Teas for including this gracious sample with my recent order.

RO water re-mineralized with an Aptera filter
Brewed western-style conveniently in a tea mug with a brew basket

Flavors: Malt, Mushrooms

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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