DetailsBUKHIAL - T.G.F.O.P. - 2nd Flush
(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: India
Region: Assam - Golaghat
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Attitude: up to 2500 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 one expects from a top Assam tea estate.
Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Bukhial is a tea estate belonging to and managed by George Willamson Assam Ltd - the world's largest privately held tea plantation group. Bukhial is situated on the south side of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam near a remote region called Nagaland. In this area rainfall is lower which makes the bushes grow more slowly, producing an outstanding tea. This well-made orthodox leaf tea produces a strong, colory and flavorful cup. The manager Mr. Dhar is rightfully proud of the fantastic reputation of this estate.
The Assam valley is dominated by the Brahmaputra River - a large slowly meandering river which over millennia of fall flooding has deposited a rich loam over the valley. The soil is a deep and sandy and the region suffers a very hot and steamy monsoon season, but equally important a relatively dry and cool winter. Perfect conditions for the Assam tea bush.