DetailsCountry of Origin: India
Region: State of Assam - Golaghat district
Grade: FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 400 feet above sea level
Cup Characteristics: Behora's location and soil give a wonderful full-bodied flavor. The astringency confirms that it is made during June the top growing month for quality Assam tea.
Infusion: Bright and tending coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Behora Estate in the Golaghat district of Assam is on one of the most fabled in the region. Like all of Assam's estates, the lives of the planters that call Behora home are filled with solitude, excitement and constant adventure. Whether it's battling poisonous snakes like the Banded Crait or Black Cobra or responding to plucker's reports of wild Bengal Tigers, there is always something to keep you on your toes. (And that's before any talk of producing tea!) Life on Behora has always been this way.
So, what makes the life of a planter on Behora so interesting, other than the snakes and tigers? Well, there are also the Rhinos. Behora lies in close proximity to Kaziranga National Park, founded in 1905 at the behest of Mary Victoria Leiter, wife of then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. The park is home to the world's largest herd of Rhinoceri, a testament to the ecological preservation of the area.