- Harvest: Spring 2022
- Oxidation: 100%
Rich malt flavors and and leather aromas make this Assam Golden Tips an invigorating addition to your morning routine. Harvested in one of India’s most prolific tea-producing regions, this batch features luminous golden tips nestled among its twisted black leaves. Its robust liquor can be calmed with cream and sugar, or enjoyed in its untamed state.
- 6g or 1.5Tbsp | 8oz. @ 205˚F | 45 seconds
- May be re-steeped multiple times.
- Use a porcelain or glass teapot.
- Drain completely and serve.
Mokalbari Tea Estate
The Mokalbari Tea Estate is situated on the South bank of the Brahmaputra River in Upper Assam. The name MOKALBARI traces its origin to words "MOKAL" and "BARI". The word MOKAL stands for a special variety of tall bamboos having thick diameters of 12" or more while the word BARI signifies a specific location or garden. Thus, the composite word MOKALBARI carries the meaning of a garden of a special variety of thick and tall bamboo trees.
In the second half of the 19th century a British Planter was curious to know as to what natural factor contributed to this abundant growth of this variety of bamboo trees in the area. He ultimately discovered that the Brahmaputra River originating from the glacier in the south east of the Lake Mansarowar in Tibet would bring from the hills of Tibet profuse sandy loam soil along its down flow that washed regularly its Southern bank. As an experienced planter, he understood that the continuous deposition of sandy loam in the area was the ideal topography for tea plantation.
In 1876 he uprooted the "MOKAL" bamboo trees and started a tea plantation and named the garden as Mokalbari Tea Estate. Thus, top quality Assam Orthodox and CTC Teas were produced as early as in 1876.