Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This Assam Tea comes from the Dirok Tea Estate. It has a traditional and quintessentially "Assamese" character both before and after brewing. In taste, it has defined and robust malty notes from start to finish, showcasing all that is exceptional from India's most famous Tea-growing region.
For nearly 100 years, Dirok has produced extraordinary Tea. Our Assam Tea Dirok Estate TGFOP1 is, of course, no exception. Best of all, it can promote healthy living a variety of ways thanks to its outstanding Black Tea benefits. This beverage can, among other qualities, improve cardiovascular health by lowering "bad" LDL Cholesterol. Furthermore, it can reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes by balancing blood sugar levels. And this is to name but a few Black Tea benefits.
What Does TGFOP1 Mean?
"TGFOP1" stands for "Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe". This term refers to Teas that have a high content of golden tips. "FOP", in particular, denotes Tea made from the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot. FOP Teas like Assam Tea Dirok Estate TGFOP1 contain young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of 'Tip' or 'Bud'.
Assam Dirok Tea Estate in India
The Assamese Tea Estate of Dirok lies in the northeast of Assam in the Tinsukia district. This district is south of the mighty River Brahmaputra, which brings life to many Tea gardens across the region. Dense forests are to the west and east of the area, known mostly for Coffee production. The estate consists of 1,370 hectares of Tea-growing land, with spectacular views in every direction.
Workers first planted Tea here in 1923. Indeed, it wasn't long after that that Dirok developed into a thriving plantation. Mr. J.M. Kilburn handed over Dirok as a fully operational Tea Estate to its first Manager, Mr. Edward A. Kaye, in 1928.
Over the years, successive managers have extensively modernised the factory. In fact, it has earned itself ISO-22000 certification as well as Rainforest Alliance accreditation. Currently, it manufactures over 2.3 million kilos of Tea per annum under the ownership of the Mcleod Russel Tea plantation group.
History of Assam Tea
A Scottish adventurer named Robert Bruce discovered Assam Tea in 1823. Before then, the British Raj had attempted to grow the Chinese Camellia sinensis var sinensis plant.
However, with the discovery of the Indian Camellia sinensis var assamica plant, their focus changed. It eventually kick-started an Indian Tea Industry. Indeed, India hasn't looked back since.
Type of Tea: Orthodox Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Dirok Tea Estate, Tinsukia district, Assam, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This brew has everything one expects of an Assam Tea: full-bodied and malty tastes.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with reddish highlights, light in tone.
Assam Tea Dirok Estate TGFOP1 Benefits
Did you know that Black Tea can enhance cognitive function? No, we're not joking. A study conducted at the University of Singapore and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the answers.
The research project saw some 2,500 participants aged 55 or over undergo cognitive measuring. Two years later, scientists remeasured those involved. The results established that participants who drunk two or three cups of Black Tea a day had a 55% lower chance of suffering from cognitive decline. Those who drank six to ten cups a day, meanwhile, had up to a 63% lower chance.