Golden Assam is a tippy, orthodox black tea with a spicier note on the tip of the tongue and deeper, richer smoothness than our traditional Assam. It offers a brisk, full-bodied brew with a very mild astringency. This tea is perfect for enjoying as a self-drinker or mixed with a bit of cream, allowing for its natural malty flavor, complimented by hints of vanilla to really shine.
This tea is grown in the Dinjoye Tea Estate, located in the Dibrugarh district of the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Dinjoye was the first tea plantation to be planted by an a native Indian during the colonial period and has nearly a century of expertise in growing high quality teas. Golden Assam is a Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe Superior (FTGFOP1) and won second place at the Global Tea Championship in 2017. It is made exclusively from the finest plucked tips of the tea plant and features black leaves with hints of gold and pale yellow.
Indian Black Tea.
8 oz Cup
- Scoop a heaping teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 200° F (just before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 200° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy. Also delicious with a touch of milk and sugar.
Brewing Iced Tea
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy. The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.