Tasting Notes - Assam Hajua SFTGFOP 1


Classification: Assam Hajua SFTGFOP1 - black tea

Origin: India, Assam, Hajua - located near Manas national park

Grade: First class, Superior – SFTGFOP 1

Leaf: Is dark-brown with beautiful golden tips, lightly twisted, releasing an aroma of chestnuts, clove and dark wood.
Infused leaf: Wet leaf is coppery-brown with hint of citrus and roasted nuts.
Liquor: Is reddish-brown with a golden hue edges, full bodied, malty and leathery. Notes of green wood – cedar particularly, vanilla and spiced cocoa with a mild astringent after-taste.

In the far north east corner of India lies Assam and it's plantations scattered along the Brahmaputra River which starts in Tibet. The river valley receives more rainfall per annum than any other location on earth. Teas from here are known for their depth of flavour, heaviness and maltiness. This Assam tea is an Orthodox tea - which means “whole leaf”.