Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The Rupajulie Tea Estate is one of our favourites. It is located near the town of Rangapara on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, northeast Assam, India. It is also part of the Mcleod Russel Tea Plantation group, an establishment that deals only with quality. Our Assam Rupajulie Tea is a perfect example of that very same quality, boasting strong, lively, malty notes with every sip.
This large leaf Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) is a true delight to the senses and offers incredible health benefits, just like any Black Tea. Consume this beverage for enhanced cognitive function, a quality that has a close association with the reduced risk of developing either Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Furthermore, Assam Rupajulie Tea can boost the metabolism, helping your body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Support both the Rupajulie Tea Estate and your own being at the same time; choose Assam Rupajulie Tea today.
This wonderful tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica plant, the Indian counterpart to the Chinese variety, Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis, which grows in abundance across the entire state of Assam. Although this spectacular region has, in recent years, been branching out in the production of green and white teas, it is most famously known for the long, twisted dark brown shoots that create its iconic Assam Black Tea.
After the tea leaves have been delicately plucked from the gardens, they are immediately sent to the factory to be withered. This early stage in the processing sees the tea leaves thinly spread upon Hessian cloth, before being placed on wire mesh racks in what is known as the ‘withering shed’. The leaves remain safely stored away in these sheds until most of the moisture content has become flaccid, accounting for approximately 96% of the tea’s original moisture.
Once the leaves have been collected from the withering sheds, they are placed into either Sirocco machines or CTC machines to be rolled. The CTC machines, in particular, have the ability to simultaneously crush, tear, and curl the leaf with steadfast efficiency (in fact, “CTC” stands for “crush, tear, curl”). Following this, the fermentation process sees the rolled tea leaves placed into trays to, as the name suggests, ferment and, in turn, oxidize under strict supervision.
On average, this should take between one to two hours. Ultimately, the overseers make the final decision on the optimum time for its completion. Finally, the trays of tea are placed under machines used to dry the leaves with hot air. This ensures that any remaining moisture is extracted before it is sorted into the different leaf grades and shipped from the factory. It will then journey to the farthest stretches of the world to be enjoyed as the delicious Assam Tea we all know and love today. All of our Assam Black Teas follow this journey including, of course, Assam Rupajulie Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: Rangapara, Tezpur, Sonitpur District, Assam, India.
Altitude: Low Level.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this tea without any accompaniments; however, lemon, honey, milk, or sugar may also be considered.
Tasting Notes: Assam Rupajulie Tea has a smooth taste with sweet undertones.
Colour in Cup: Ruby-coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: It’s a common misconception that Black Tea is not as healthy as Green Tea. The truth is, it’s just healthy in a totally different way! The flavonoids found in Assam Tea have the ability to prevent the build-up of plaque inside arteries, thus reducing the risk of Cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the antioxidants in this beverage may help to strengthen blood vessels and, ultimately, lower blood pressure!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon