Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This TGFOP1 (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1) Tea boasts all that is exceptional from the Assam Tea-growing region of India. It has a strong and distinctly "Assamese" character, noted for its malty overtones and a sweet aftertaste.
Arguably best of all, this Tea can improve one's everyday way of life when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. According to the latest scientific research, all types of Black Tea can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn calories quicker and more efficiently. In turn, this means that moderate periods of exercise produce more significant results. Ultimately, one can, in fact, lose weight with Assam Tea Tezpore and Gogra TGFOP1.
The Tezpore and Gogra Tea Estate
This estate lies in the Assam valley on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Its nearest town is Tezpur, which in itself has a close association with Assam Tea history. In 1885, the Tezpur Estate and the Gogra Estate merged to make one. Today, the combined estate has proven to be a tremendous success, with this great-tasting Tea standing testament to its renown.
The History of Assam Tea:
Unlike the history of China Tea, which began over 5,000 years ago, Assam Tea (and Indian Tea as a whole) only started in the 19th Century. In 1823, a Scotsman named Robert Bruce discovered a variety of the Tea plant (later called Camellia sinensis var assamica) growing in Assam.
Sadly, though, Bruce never fully saw the fruits of his labour after dying in 1824. His legacy, however, lived on. Today, India is the second largest producer of Tea in the world, after China. Assam, meanwhile, is its largest producing state, housing around 800 plantations.
Benefits of Drinking Black Tea
Health-conscious consumers have flocked to Green Tea because of its well-documented Green Tea benefits. However, Black Tea benefits exist, too! Like Green Tea, Black Teas such as Assam Tea Tezpore and Gogra TGFOP1 contains a wealth of antioxidants.
In fact, all types of Black Tea contain two particularly special antioxidants called theaflavin and thearubigin. These two beneficial components can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful oxidation.
When left unchecked, free radicals, which are unpaired (and unsafe!) electrons, can wreak havoc on the body. Indeed, they can increase the risks of developing many chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and even cancer.
Is this remarkable beverage the answer? Not by itself. It can support the body in eradicating free radicals. It can't, however, do it by itself. One should frequently exercise and eat healthily alongside Black Tea consumption.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: The Tezpore and Gogra Tea Estate, Assam, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this Tea with milk or sugar - or both. Some may even add honey or lemon; others serve it Black.
Tasting Notes: This bold, flavoursome beverage will undoubtedly have you brewing up another cup with its defined malty flavour and aroma. It offers everything one expects from a quality Assam Tea and perhaps more.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: A 2015 meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. It's important to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose. We nevertheless support ongoing research.