Kopili Assam Black Orthodox Tea
Kopili Tea Estate is well-known for producing some of the best Orthodox Assam black teas. Their black tea has some golden tips, which produces robust flavours, it pairs superbly with a hearty breakfast spread. It’s a nice malty tea from Assam.
Dry Leaf: Nice black roasted leaves
Colour of Liquor: Honey like
Flavour of the Tea: Medium-bodied, slightly brisk and pleasantly astringent. Notes of malt and chocolate
Compliments: A hearty breakfast spread of buttered toast, scrambled eggs, mixed nuts and fresh fruit
Brewing Instructions: Always use fresh water. Bring water to boil. Take one teaspoon of tea in a cup. Pour the heated water and steep the tea for 4-5 mins. Adjust the time of brewing as per desired strength.
Tea Master Recommendation: Best enjoyed with milk and sugar. Always use fresh water. Do not use re-boiled water. Can also be made on the gas stove. Always use a stainless steel container and not an aluminium one to make tea on the gas stove. Enjoy it hot.
About the Garden: The Kopili Tea Estate takes its name from the sacred River which meanders through the Hills of Assam and empties into the Mighty Brahmaputra in the plains. Located in the Mikir Hills, an extension of the Great Himalayan Range, in Umrangshu in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam. It is the only garden in Assam that is located at a high altitude of 1800 ft. The high elevation results in a unique character.
Certifications: Rain Forest Alliance, ETP Certified