Assam FBOP black loose leaf tea from northeastern, India. A robust tea with the malty flavor associated with great breakfast teas to be enjoyed all day.
You might ask – what gives Assam tea its special characteristics?
The Assam valley is dominated by the Brahmaputra River, a large, slowly meandering river which after years of flooding has deposited its rich loam over the area leaving the soil deep and sandy. Assam has a very hot and steamy monsoon season but equally important relatively dry and cool winters which are perfect conditions for growing the assamica tea bush.
Add all this beauty together and you get the perfect breakfast tea, a medium sized leaf with some golden tips thrown in and brewing a strong color with slightly spicy malt flavor.
Milk can be added as well as some agave nectar to make a great smooth flavor, but for the true tea lovers who like a bold cuppa, go for it! 20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea.
Use boiling water and allow your Assam FBOP Black Tea to steep as little as 3 minutes or as much as 6 minutes. For each of the following steeps use boiling water and double the steep time. Assam FBOP Black Tea can be steeped at least 3 times and depending on the steep times, as many as 5 times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, store in fridge for wonderful iced tea.
Store in a dry place.