Tales of Assam - Tea Envelopes
Handcrafted organic single estate Assam tea.
Black Tea :
The stronger, bolder and richer cousin of green tea, Black tea is the new wonder ingredient that you will see everywhere. The beauty industry has found its latest obsession in black tea. Notable beauty and skin care giants are coming up with a range of products from face masks to night creams formulated with black tea extracts. Having a high concentration of caffeine, it is known to improve the appearance of tired and fatigued skin.
It is the most popular variant of tea among most western tea drinkers. Whereas most Asians prefer variants such as floral infusions, match or green teas, Black tea is extremely popular in the west. It is so popular in the States that, in fact, when people are talking about tea they are referring to black tea. Sun tea, iced tea and afternoon tea are some of the most common names of black tea in the west. English breakfast and Earl Grey are also variants of black tea.
Many people also prefer black tea over other variants of tea due to the energy and alertness it provides. It has high caffeine content which makes it an ideal drink to help people work for long hours alertly. Black tea also contains theophylline which is a stimulant known to induce vitality and attentiveness. It must be consumed in moderate quantities because too much black tea can also speed up the heart rate. The extract derived from black tea is also sold separately and used in various health tablets along with other nutrient extracts for its various health benefits.
From the lush forests and high hills of Assam, we bring you a pure Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (FTGFOP) tea that celebrates life. Painstakingly selected from the very source of camellia sinensis assamica, only the very tips of the most lightly golden leaves are used. Carefully sip this creamy and luxurious tea to unlock its delicate layers of flavor.
This tea can be brewed multiple times, and you can increase the water temperature with later steeping's. Can be enjoyed both hot or cold.
Origin: Handmade with love by the local farmers of Upper Assam
Ingredients: Handcrafted organic single estate Assam tea.
Caffeine level: Medium
Brewing temperature: 100°Celsius / 212°Fahrenheit
Brewing time: Teacup: 2-3 mins/ Teapot: 3-5 mins
Re-steeping Teacup: 3-5 times.
Re-steeping time: 4,6,8 minutes
FLAVOR: Full-bodied malty flavor, deep aroma, brisk taste
EFFECT: Refreshing and Stimulating
PERFECT for Morning and afternoon tea. Goes well with milk and honey
1. Fill kettle with fresh water. Do not use previously boiled water. Water that has been previously boiled loses oxygen and can weaken the flavor of your tea.
2. Ensure water is heated to the proper temperature for steeping
3. Warm the teapot and/or teacup with the hot water. Pour some of the freshly heated water in teapot or teacup and rinse. This will warm the teapot or teacup, keeping tea hot for a longer period of time.
4. Pour the water and brew the tea. Let the tea infuse for three to five minutes depending on your desired strength. When your tea is steeped, remove the infuser.
To discover the delicate subtleness of each tea always follow the instructions. Feel free to experiment with dosage, time or temperature when you get accustomed to tea. Higher temperatures, larger amounts of leaves and longer steeping time will result in stronger tea with more astringency.