A smooth malty whole leaf black tea with lovely milk chocolate tones. It has been lovingly hand-crafted without the use of any machinery by local workers on their own small farm plots.
A growing trend is developing in Assam, whereby farmers are now hand-processing their own tea in small batches rather than selling their leaves to large factories.
This tea has been sourced direct from Manish whose family has run Bhartia Tea Estate for the past eighty years.
Recently, some of Manish's workers have started producing hand-crafted teas from leaves grown on their own small farms utilising traditional processing techniques of hand-rolling the tea.
Although quantities produced are extremely limited due to the labouriously intensive nature of hand-processing teas, they have the advantage of exhibiting lots of character and nuances which would otherwise be lost in factory produced teas.
- Smooth taste
- Malty taste with a milk chocolate finish
Harvest: First Flush, March 2016
Origin: Small-holder farms in Joypur, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Sourced: Direct from Bhartia Tea Estate
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes
Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag