DetailsKEYHUNG - Assam - 2nd Flush
(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: India
Region: Assam - Tingri
Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 1500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe) CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
Cup Characteristics: Strong, full bodied with excellent maltiness and rich color. A good self-drinker in the early morning for a pick-me-up.
Infusion: Bright and tending coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Keyhung estate is located on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River, Keyhung is one of the more remote outposts of Assam, Keyhung lies in the state's northeast corner, sandwiched between the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and the country of Burma. Despite its location, Assam produces an incredible amount of tea. Some 473,000 metric tons of fresh Camellia assamica (Assam has its own indigenous variety of Camellia sinensis) is harvested annually from more than 271,768 hectares of gardens on 43,293 individual estates. What makes Assam teas unique is that unlike the high-grown teas of the world such as Ceylons or Darjeelings, fresh leaf is grown near sea level. Due to centuries of flooding and associated silt deposits along the banks of the Brahmaputra, the low-lying fields are exceptionally nutrient rich and produce hearty teas with deep malty notes and a sweetish earthy character.
ETP certified. The Ethical Tea Partnership is a tea industry initiative that audits living and working conditions on tea estates around the world.