Assam Bukhail PF

Assam Bukhail PF
$7.95

 

 Coppery and bright with full bodied strength. Add milk to experience the true malty character from one of the top Assam gardens.

Bukhial is a tea estate belonging to and managed by George Willamson Assam Ltd - the world’s largest privately held tea plantation group. Bukhial is situated on the south side of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam near a remote region called Nagaland. Wild elephants still roam the estate, but it could be worse; a century ago headhunters also lurked in the forests! In this area rainfall is lower which makes the bushes grow more slowly, producing an outstanding tea. For those of you that like a very full bodied tea with flavor and stringency and has ‘oomph’ in the cup - this is it!

You will see by the leaf appearance that the tea is very small and rounded. The reason for it being like this is simple. There are tea companies in Japan, Germany, France and Scandinavia who wanted a tea for tea bags, which had:

i) quality that was in the top 5 percentile of world quality (well into the specialty tea quality)

ii) price was no object

iii) the best malty and ‘mouth-feel’ flavor and character they could find in a tea

These companies only pack this tea for very special clients and in very special packets - an exceptionally exclusive tea.

We decided that what was good enough for heads of state, chair people of major multinational corporations and embassies, was the tea for us - one small difference though - we do not take the risk of masking any subtle flavour notes with a tea bag!