Organic Assam TGFOP Black Tea

Full-bodied earthy Assam, with a rich maltiness with notes of toasted caramel

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Assam TGFOP Black Tea
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Organic Assam TGFOP Black Tea

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This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf tea is a classic organic black tea produced in India's state of Assam in northeastern India. It is composed of finely twisted leaves with occasional golden, downy tips. Our Assam TGFOP Black Tea has a full-bodied red-brown infusion that does not disappoint, exemplifying the character of a high-quality Assam tea. Very flavorful, this organic Indian tea has a rich maltiness with notes of toasted caramel.

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

Ingredients: organic Indian black tea

Origin: Assam, India

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Assam is a state in northeastern India, and most of the tea that is produced there is near or at sea level. Known for production of tea and silk, most of its agriculture depends on the heavy monsoon rains and high humidity that create almost a greenhouse-like effect on the region. Production and cultivation of tea in Assam has been happening since the mid-1800s. Our Assam teas are sourced from several different Fair Trade and organic estates. Depending on availability and quality, we select our teas from the Banaspati Estate, Hathikuli Estate, Sewpur Estate, and the Jalinga Estate.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend black teas to be steeped for 3 to 5 minutes in water heated to a full, rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Trish

    "I enjoy my Assam with milk and honey, it balances out the malty taste for me"

  • Jeremy

    "Full-bodied - doesn't mind a touch of milk."

  • Aubrey

    "I really like the coppery quality of this tea."

Health Benefits

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Like all true tea, black tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels. Black tea specifically has been found to regulate blood sugar in diabetics better than other types of tea, according to a study done by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information about the health benefits of black tea and other types of tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Lovely

    Posted by Kristi on 8th Oct 2020

    I adored this. I felt like a classy lady drinking it and I liked the name. I also appreciated a taste of India in my tea collection. The flavor isn't as bitter to me as other black teas, I enjoyed it with and without honey.

  • 5
    Sorry

    Posted by Brett on 11th Jul 2019

    I know you "real tea people" will hate me, but this Assam is amazing for making sweet tea. Really smooth and strong.

  • 4
    Easy drinking, light, sweet

    Posted by CA on 26th Dec 2018

    Finely twisted black leaves. Earthy sweet dry smell. Red brown infusion. Sweet smell infused. Malty rich, smooth, very little spice. No astringency. Easy drinking, simple rich black tea with light sweet flowery smell.

  • 4
    Assam TGFOP

    Posted by Peter Hutwelker on 27th Jan 2018

    Very good, enjoyable

  • 4
    Love it!

    Posted by Debbie Shipley on 29th Sep 2017

    This is a very rich and dark tea. Wonderfully smooth not bitter at all.

  • 5
    love it

    Posted by Paige on 29th Nov 2016

    This is so far my favorite black tea! I use it for brewing my kombucha and it works perfectly! Definitely sticking with this one for a while

  • 5
    Excellent!

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 14th Nov 2016

    I must say that the richness without bitterness of the taste has won me over! It's really smooth even when I brew it a little longer. It's excellent for milk tea. I don't even need sugar to cut the edge or anything! I can drink it like it is if I want. This is a great choice for simple rich black tea. Love it!

  • 4
    Rich

    Posted by Kara on 29th Apr 2016

    This is a strong, malty brew. I appreciate the slight coppery flavor. The best part is the scant flowery scent wafting over to me as the liquid steeps. Nice!

  • 5
    New favorite

    Posted by Becca on 20th Mar 2016

    My new favorite breakfast tea. Robust, malty and so smooth! I always add a bit of sweet and milk to my breakfast teas and the Assam holds up beautifully to the additions without missing a beat.

  • 4
    Rich

    Posted by Lenka on 14th Oct 2015

    This is my third time ordering this Assam and I still like it! It has a rich robust flavor, yet not too strong. I find a pinch of your lapsang added to it makes a fine morning cup.

  • 5
    Fruity

    Posted by Bryan R on 13th May 2015

    Smell and taste whise there is a very fruity element.....to me at least. Its a smooth tea, very smooth and full bodied. I cant stress the word "Smooth" enough. Also very high caffiene.

  • 4
    Like a tumbled gemstone

    Posted by Benjamin Hartwick on 1st Apr 2015

    This is my most go to of go to black teas. That does not mean I always want it, but it does mean that when nothing else in my collection is calling out to me, I am nearly always happy with this one. For me it is good from any time in the morning to midafternoon but not much later than that because it’s got too much caffeine kick for me any later than, say, 3:00 in the afternoon at the latest, and even that is probably too late in the day for it. My everyday tea for first thing in the morning is the Kenya black, which seems to have more caffeine than this, but if I were to run out of Kenya, I could drink this in the morning and be content. It’s certainly not as full bodied as I like a tea to be first thing in the morning, but it is sufficient. My guess is that for many people this would be the perfect morning tea and would have plenty of body for them. For me it is like a tumbled gemstone because it is smooth, well rounded and has no sharp edges.

  • 5
    Black tea fan must have!

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2015

    This is a fantastic black tea! Love the malty wash it leaves. You gotta try it!

  • 4
    Cool minty bite!

    Posted by Cody Hoerig on 19th Sep 2014

    I am new to tea drinking, so I can't say I have tried every back tea there is (I am working on it). However, this Assam is my go to black tea right now. It has a little bit of a kick to it, almost a slight cool minty bite in the back of your throat as you drink it. I drink it exclusively iced, with a little bit of honey and lime juice, with the maximum allowed steep time (5 Min).

  • 4
    Good straightforward tea

    Posted by Lauren on 26th Feb 2014

    This is a nice straightforward black tea. Great flavor, and bold, it's very easy to drink. I like it in the morning when I want something simple to wake me up.

  • 4
    I miss this tea

    Posted by Gracin on 24th Feb 2014

    This tea was not on my last order, and I find that I miss it. It's a great afternoon tea - full bodied, but mellow at the same time. This probably will not be passed over on any of my future orders. I think it rates being an "every afternoon" tea, as Irish Breakfast is an "every morning tea.

  • 3
    A decent Assam

    Posted by Leah on 29th Dec 2013

    Not my favorite assam ever, but still worth drinking. The flavor was good but lacked the full body I have found with other assams in the past. May try mixing with some more malty teas to round out the flavor.

  • 5
    Stellar

    Posted by Jay on 6th Nov 2013

    Love this stuff. I'm sometimes a bit soft on drinking coffee or tea with no milk or sugar, but I'm completely happy drinking this straight. You do indeed get a nice maltiness that makes it a very satisfying tea. Nice alternative to coffee for a caffeine boost, and easy to drink a pot of.

  • 5
    Awesome

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Sep 2013

    Its a great tea. Taste is amazing, and has quite the kick caffeine wise.....drink it slow if you are sensitive like myself. Still it should be a staple in every black tea lovers cabinet

  • 4
    A good Cuppa

    Posted by Steve on 21st Jun 2012

    Much more robust and full flavored than most teas, I find it makes for a very good workhorse tea through the morning as I work. A little more pricey than some, but the flavor makes it a good value.

  • 5
    HEARTY AND FLAVORFUL

    Posted by Ellen Shea on 6th Mar 2012

    This is a great tea for any time of the day! Its hearty and full bodied flavor makes it a perfect accompaniment for a biscuit or crumpet or even can be drunk by itself!!!

  • 5
    Wonderful for Chai

    Posted by Ben Schuchard on 27th Feb 2011

    This tea is great by itself but also makes a fantastic homemade Chai. We like it so much we've been buying this one in bulk!

  • 3
    One hearty tea

    Posted by Bill Edwards on 5th Oct 2010

    This is a good hearty tea that can be enjoyed on its own or with any meal. For me it is less interesting than most other teas from Arbor more like the tea I grew up with only better.

  • 5
    flavorful good value

    Posted by todd on 19th Feb 2010

    Pretty strong character makes this tea a great deal. Appreciating the 'full-body'. Nice tannin. You can probably use less and stretch your tea dollar.

  • 5
    Just perfect

    Posted by K. G. Wilkins on 19th Jun 2009

    It's a delightful iced tea. One that both my husband and I agree is great hot or cold.

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