DetailsBEHORA (TGFOP) - Assam - 2nd Flush
(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: India
Region: State of Assam - Golaghat district
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 400 feet above sea level
Cup Characteristics: A classic Assam with a traditional leaf style. Produced during June this tea embodies all the flavor and strength you expect from a top Assam estate.
Infusion: Bright and tending coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Established in 1908, Behora Estate in Assam's Golaghat district is one of the region's newest. (We admit, it's still pretty old.) As with numerous Indian tea estates, many families living and working there have done so since the day the gates opened. One such resident, a man named Sri Boyo Ghakte, gave our Master Taster a rundown of Behora's history they met when Sri was a ripe 105 years old. The estate provides excellent healthcare. The present-day factory was built around 1935. Since opening, Behora has developed an excellent reputation by consistently manufacturing best of class teas. Its location in Golaghat, besides making it easier to dispatch tea via the river route, gives it the benefit of some of Assam's premiere soil conditions. The quality of its teas has allowed Behora to thrive and grow and today, total land under tea is nearly 5 square miles, producing approximately 3 million pounds of tea per annum. Their TGFOP is just amazing.