Khongea Estate, Assam, Post 2nd Flush 2017

Khongea Estate, Assam, Post 2nd Flush 2017

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Harvest Month: August 2017

Type: Black tea

Region: Assam, India

Estate: Khongea

Production: Orthodox

Grade: TGFOP 


One of the highest yielding estates in Assam today, Khongea is located in the upper Assam region, on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river. The Chairman of the company that oversees production at the estate is famously known to have said "if Darjeeling tea is referred to as the 'Champagne of tea', a good quality Assam tea garden such as Khongea produces the best 'single malt whiskies' of tea."

Conventionally, the highest quality Assam tea is produced between June and July, during the Second Flush harvest. Few estates have the ability to produce a quality tea post Second Flush. Khongea happens to be one such estate, its Orthodox Assam leaf retaining a deep amber liquor and rich flavor.

Suggested steeping

2.5 gms (approx. 1.5 tsp) per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 3-5 mins at 212 F/100 C.

Vary leaf quantity, brewing time, and temperature per individual preferences. Goes well with a splash of milk.

Appearance, aroma, and taste

Deep amber appearance, lightly malty aroma and taste  

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