Assam 2nd Flush, Latumoni SFTGFOP 1 Royal TippySummer 2018
A sublime, tippy Assam, with malt, berry and cocoa notes.
Origin: Latumoni Tea Garden, Upper Assam
Variety: Camellia sinensis assamica (clonal)
Located in one of the finest tea growing areas in Upper Assam, the 7-acre Latumoni Estate was planted in the early 1990s and has been farmed free from synthetic fertilisers or pesticides for the last 8 years. Fine tea clones are used in the fields, and a few wild seed plants add to the distinct taste of the liquor when brewed.
This is craft tea at its best, with small batches of leaves hand rolled to visual perfection and including a high proportion of golden tips in the flush.
In the cup the tea is brisk, sweet, slightly nutty and complex – in short, it's a few steps ahead of your everyday Assam, yet very well priced. An excellent breakfast or afternoon tea.