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Assam Mangalam Estate 2011 - 1/4 lb package
Assam Mangalam Estate
This tea is from the Mangalam Estate in northeastern India, a region which is one of the largest black tea producers in the world. The handpicked, full leaf tea undergoes the orthodox production process. The resulting leaf is studded with beautiful golden tips, and the flavor is strong and malty. Assams are the base for many Irish breakfast blends and handle milk and sweeteners well.
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Now is also the time to enjoy a cup of sweet, malty
tea. Assam is harvested mostly on sea level elevation and comes from a different tea plant varietal: camellia assamica, a larger leaf plant, growing up to tree size if not pruned by the farmers. Other than the camellia sinensis varietal, which is native to China and later on was cultivated in most parts of Northeast India (Darjeeling), the assamica varietal is native to India. It grew in the wild and is now stretching through Burma as far as Yunnan in Southwest China. The main season for Assam is during the months of June to August, where tons of 'ctc' and 'orthodox' tea are produced - from an inexpensive breakfast blend to the most exquisite, tippy single estate lots.
Tea from the Himalayas - seasonal differences
Almost as anticipated as the first flush harvest in the spring is the second flush harvest in early summer.
Darjeeling second flush
is more mature, darker in both leaf color and infusion. The leaves are often coppery brown with lighter tips, depending on the lot. The flavor is stronger, less pungent than first flush, and should be balanced between sweetness, astringency and body.
This year we cupped many teas from different gardens. The outcome of the harvest instantly reflects the weather conditions of months past. We liked this particular selection, produced at the height of second flush season, for its great, deep fruity aroma. This cup of tea awakens the senses!
Start with your favorite spring or filtered water. Preheat the teaware. Use a large strainer basket to allow the leaves to open and release their flavor.
212 F (boiling)
3g / 6 oz serving = 1 teaspoon
Play with the amount of tea, the water temperature, and steeping time to re-steep - rely on taste, not color. Get to know the tea!
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