ORGANIC ASSAM TEA, Tonganagaon
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Variety: Tonganagaon estate, a small tea garden located near the Namdapha National Park, one of the richest areas of biodiversity in all of India.
Certified Organic. Fair Trade.
Origin: India, Assam region
Production: The mastery of making black tea has been refined over the centuries and involves leaving the leaves to wither in the open, following with a "crush, tear, curl" procedure wherein the leaves are prepared for fermentation, carefully controlling for temperature and humidity. Finally, the leaves are heat dried to arrest the oxidation process, then sorted and graded according to size, and packaged.
Qualities: Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas. Tonganagaon Assam tea steeps a cup some describe as silky smooth with light notes of spice and malt, along with some toasty nuances. Black tea contains caffeine.
Common Use: For a delicious cup of Assam, use one teaspoon of tea for every eight ounces of hot water. Steep for two minutes. Add sweeteners, milk, or milk alternatives as desired, or enjoy black!
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in a sealed container.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
Very smooth tea - you can't make this one too strong
This Assam tea is extremely smooth. If you like tea with more of a bite, go for the Irish Breakfast - the addition of the Darjeeling does that. If you like tea that you can let steep a long time and still not have it get bitter, this is the tea. The other Assam at OM (Puja-something) is also good, but I find the Tonganagaon is slightly smoother and goes further.
Everything was good. Will order more soon.