If you like the idea of ordering your tea directly from a tea estate and skipping the middleman, this might be a good choice for you. I always enjoy learning about the tea estates, especially when one pops up that I haven't heard of before.
From their website:
Ghograjan Tea Estate is a 5th generation family run estate in the renowned tea belt of Upper Assam. Its history dates back to the early 1930’s, when the estate was planted near the ‘Ghogra River’. The local word for river is 'Jan', hence ‘Ghogra-Jan’ came into existence.
There is also a terrific old timey photo on their site that is worth checking out. Think about that for a minute. They have been making tea on this estate since before WWII.
Ghograjan was kind enough to send their Assam Golden Tips tea for me to sample...or take a bath in - they sent 100g! I'll be drinking this one for a long time. Luckily, it's a good tea! It's also a great value at 100g for $8.
It's easy for me to love any kind of golden tipped tea. I think just the words sound lovely. The leaf is oh so pretty too, just look.
Dark and twisty (any Grey's Anatomy fans out there?) leaf, sprinkled with the golden tips that make up the fairy dust trichome powder that gets my heart racing.
The directions said to steep for 90 seconds, or 120 if I wanted a stronger tea. I went for stronger and I got it. The tea is brisk, bold and malty. The flavor is full bodied and I'm really not getting any astringency - which I often do with Indian teas. There's a clean mouthfeel and a really long lasting finish. The flavor notes are dark, almost like coffee. I'm gulping it down like it's going out of style.
I think it could be used strong for a breakfast tea or steeped more lightly for an afternoon tea. I think it would make a delicious iced tea as well.
The color of the brew is a gorgeous sunset red/gold. The tea is clear, and I believe it would resteep extremely well.
I know what you are thinking. What about shipping costs? I added 200g of tea to my cart just to see, and it was only $4.99. I think that's very reasonable. You also get a pop up when you visit the site for 10% off if you join the mailing list. What are you waiting for?Share on Twitter Share on Facebook