Rich, malty Assam tea with beautiful golden tips: just what Assam should be.
The best Assam teas are harvested in the summer months of May and June during the high quality Second Flush period. Khongea is among the few tea plantations in the Brahmaputra river valley that grow the P126 Clonal plants that produce a distinctive tea with a large proportion of large golden tips. When brewed, the cup offers a warm golden liquor with a rich spicy and malty character. This is a great breakfast tea that is best drunk with milk.
Khongea Assam Golden Tips is part of our Glenburn Estate's Darjeeling collection of teas.
Malt and nuts with the sweetness of caramel.
Dry Leaf Appearance: A beautiful mixture of dark black leaves and prominent full golden tips.
Wet Leaf Aroma: n/a
Liquor: Deep ruby red.
HOW TO BREW
2.5g tea (one teaspoon)
200ml (7 fl-oz) water
5 - 6 minutes
Khongea Tea Estate, Assam
Although established in the late nineteenth century by two English tea planting ladies, Khongea has been managed and owned by the Prakash family for over 50 years.
Khongea is situated in the upper reaches of Assam, on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River.