Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The Mohokutie Tea Estate comprises of 333.59 hectares of garden, and is well-known to be one of the original estates associated with ‘The Assam Company’ – the oldest commercial tea company in the entire district!
Located in Eastern Assam, the teas obtained from the Mohokutie gardens are often considered strong and full-bodied, with our very own Assam Mohokutie Tea TGFOP1 being one of their finer quality productions! Suffice to say, it is one of our favourites too, and makes a perfect afternoon beverage during those cold, rainy days in the middle of winter! But do not think this tea is just for Winter, as it is guaranteed to deliver on its delicious flavour, year-round!
The story of Assam tea begins in the early 19th Century, when a Scottish adventurer and merchant by the name of Robert Bruce, discovered the Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica growing in abundance near the town of Rangpur (present day Sivasagar). Intrigued, he would go on to clarify his findings with the Singpho tribe, the indigenous population of the region who would, in turn, present him with some of the plants as a gesture of goodwill.
Bruce would then send these leaves from the plant to his brother, Charles Bruce, for further examination. Eventually, the produce would be studied at the Calcutta Botanical Gardens, where it was finally uncovered that this specimen was, in fact, a variant of the Chinese Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis plant. Unknowingly, Robert Bruce’s incredible discovery would go on to kickstart the Indian Tea Industry, but he would sadly not live long enough to see the fruits of his labour. In 1824, just one year after stumbling upon the Assamese plant Bruce would die without fully witnessing the District of Assam flourish from his work.
However, his brother would continue his legacy, and in the late 1830’s, ‘The Assam Tea Company’, the same company associated with the Mohokutie Tea Estate would be established.
Predominantly overseen by the British until India obtained its Independence, the first ‘native-born’ entrepreneur to start planting tea was an Assamese nobleman, Maniram Dutta Barua, also known as ‘Maniram Dewan’. He would remain a Dewan of the renowned Assam Company until his resignation in 1841, which saw him start his own tea estate.
His establishment would consist of two gardens at Jorhat and near Sonari, and he would oversee production until his death at the hands of the British in 1858. This was due to his role in the infamous Indian Mutiny the year before, for which Maniram was hanged. By 1862, however, the Assam Tea industry comprised of 160 gardens, which were owned by five public companies, and 57 private companies!
After the British left in 1947, many of tea companies would change hands to Indian businessmen; many of whom had already worked on the estates prior to the Independence movement. Today, Assam black tea has since developed from its humble beginnings to become a giant within the global market. Assam Mohokutie Tea TGFOP1 is one such example, and can almost be dated back to the very start of this historic phenomenon! So why not enjoy ‘history’ in a cup with this delectable, and luxurious age-old brew?
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Assam Tea. Leaf Grade TGFOP1 - Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1.
Origin: The Mohokutie Tea Estate, Sibsagar, Eastern Assam, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: The choice is yours with this delightful beverage! While milk is popular with Assam tea, this particular blend would likewise taste delicious with the addition of a slice of lemon or dab of honey. Alternatively, consider enjoying the rich flavours of this tea without any optional extras.
Tasting Notes: Brimming with trademark malty flavours, this Assam tea is slightly sharper in taste, and offers a combination of woody and grassy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Deep brown liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Drinking Assam Tea: Assam Mohokutie Tea TGFOP1 is jam-packed full of Antioxidants, and is known to improve blood circulation, and even reduce the risk of Cardiovascular disease! Further to this, most Assam Teas are relatively high in Caffeine content, making them great choices to improve mental alertness.
If this wasn’t enough for you, Assam tea can accelerate your metabolic rate, thus burning fat far more rapidly. With a faster digestive system, your body will be able to absorb less fat or sugars from foods, ultimately leading to an enhanced ability to lose weight while eating healthily and exercising frequently.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Heart, Hydration
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon