DetailsCountry of Origin: India
Region: Assam - Bishnauth
Grade: GTOP (Golden Tippy Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 2300 feet above sea level
Cup Characteristics: One of the nicest Assams available. The golden liquor has classic thickness that is juicy and deliciously malty. Extraordinary well graded.
Infusion: Some brightness but tending towards a darker infusion
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Second Flush Assams typifies the best qualities that this particular type of Indian tea has to offer. The full-bodied maltiness and rich pungency of an Assam is even more pronounced in this season. Although the Assam region does not benefit from the high elevations, this area has remarkable soil alluvial conditions and ideal temperatures for tea. Teas from the Assam tend to be higher in natural tannins and therefore are more astringent and have a thick nose. These attributes are highly desirable characters and this particular selection from the Gingia Estate is very rich example - to the point of distinction.
Selections like this Gingia make the tea tasters work a pleasure. The taster lives to find a cracker (a.k.a. superior quality tea). It is a self-drinker and has enough flavour and character to hold its own, even with milk and sugar.