Assam Tippy STGFOP-S Tirupati Estate
Single-estate Assam black tea with lots of golden tips.
Price: From $12.95 to $94.95
This is an exceptional tea with full body and rounded mouth feel. With over 800 gardens, Assam is one of the largest tea growing regions in the world. But most of India's Assam teas are mass produced for the teabag and grocery tea packers. We have dealt with the Tirupati tea garden for over a decade and they know what our customers like - high grade orthodox teas with lots of golden tips. We fly in two chests of this tea three times each year. Brew a minute longer and add milk for a delicious, comforting breakfast tea.
Our resident tea blender starts off his day with this tea. How's that for an endorsement!
7/26/2013 12:17 PM
Out of the teas I have tried so far from Elmwood Inn, this is by far my favorite black tea. The tea has a very bold and rich dark amber color, and a malty, but clean taste. The tea has a slight astringency to it, which makes the tea all that much better. Add a little bit of sugar, and a very light splash of milk and you have yourself the perfect morning beverage.
This tea also makes for a great tea in the afternoon when things start to slow down at the office. All in all this tea is perfect, and I can't wait to order more.