Tasting Notes - Assam Mangalam FBOP N.504


Classification: Assam Mangalam FBOP - Black tea
Origin: India, Assam, Charaideo district, Sonari town, Mangalam Tea Estate
Grade: Traditional, Basic
Leaf: Leaf is broken Orange Pekoe, deep brown and coppery in colour with an abundance of golden tips, releasing an aroma of earth, spice and wet forest floor.
Infused leaf: Infused leaf is coppery-brown, very earthy in aroma with a tiny hint of citrus.
Liquor: Cup is bright ruby in colour with a shimmering golden rim. Full bodied, rich and complex liquid, very malty in taste with notes of green wood, biscuits and spice and a bright astringent after-taste.

About: 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. The grade of this Assam is Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, which means broken leaf – an excellent grade for creating Masala Chai or for those who likes to dip their biscuits in rich, heavy, malty liquor with some astringency.