Organic Assam TGFOP Black Tea
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
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, and the Jalinga Estate.
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!
"I enjoy my Assam with milk and honey, it balances out the malty taste for me"
"Full-bodied - doesn't mind a touch of milk."
"I really like the coppery quality of this tea."
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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.