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Organic Assam Tonganagoan Estate Black Tea

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$47.00 USD
125 servings, 37¢ per serving
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This exceptional organic and Fair Trade Certified black tea from Assam, India is a limited edition tea.  The dried leaves present a plethora of coppery golden tips which combine with the tightly twisted dark leaf to produce a unique reddish brown liquor that has a more complicated and heartier aroma and flavor profile than our classic organic Assam. With scents of herbaceous yeast, it offers a dry, malty cup that has notes of barley broth and rich sweet mushroom. Sourced from the Tonganagoan Estate in India at the low elevation of only 200 ft, this organic 2nd flush Assam SFTGFOP1 from 2013 is produced by the family-owned, professionally managed Chamong Group that is now into its 6th generation.

Ever wonder what those initials "SFTGFOP1" stand for?  Check out our information on tea grading to find out!

Ingredients: organic Indian black tea


Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water

Staff Perspectives


Aubrey Says: Similar to many oolong teas, the flavor of this organic black tea floats in my mouth for several hours after I drink it. An excellent reminder of an excellent cup of tea.


Jeremy Says: Holy Terroir! You can taste the sweet soil and microclimate of the Tonganagoan Estate.


Sarah Says: I love this tea! It’s like a rich, earthy broth – so comforting.

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  1. Delicious hot and makes a fantastic iced tea

    Posted by Nora Brown on 29th Jun 2014

    Iced tea made with this Assam by the cold brew method is really good -- strong, but a mellow smooth flavor. Not bitter.


We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.


Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water


Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)


Steeping time: 3-5 minutes

Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.