Rich, redolent, and reliable, a great everyday tea for serious black-tea lovers
In the northeastern state of Assam in India, along the Brahmaputra River grow the hearty, malty Assam teas. The heavy rainfall and hot, humid day time temperatures in this area create the perfect green house like environment for growth, as well as helping to create the unique taste found only in Assam teas. Their distinct flavor can be enjoyed “as is”; however, Assam teas are often used in conjunction with other teas to create numerous blends, specifically breakfast teas.
Located in the Mikir Hills, an extension of the Great Himalayan Range, in Umrangshu in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam, at an elevation of 1800 ft is the Kopili Tea Estate. It is the only garden in Assam that is located at this high altitude, other Assam gardens are at a maximum of 150-200 ft. This estate takes its name from the sacred River which meanders through the hills of Assam and empties into the mighty Brahmaputra River in the plains. Being situated in a sparsely populated area, where soils are rich in mineral content and covered with the lush evergreen rain forests, the Kopili gardens have benefited from the special climatic conditions and the virgin soil. The estate is 2000 acres in size, with over 500 acres in tea cultivation.
The blackish tea leaves, with golden tips, brew to a bright copper liquor with a sweet musty smell and a bold malty taste.
Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.
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