Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP is an Indian Black Tea from the Thowra Tea Estate. It consists of large-sized orthodox leaves from the second flush, which, as most Assam Tea connoisseurs know, is of the highest quality.
When brewed, this infusion has a deep, dark, reddish liquor, its aroma rich and spicy, its taste full-bodied, traditional and malty. We pack it fresh to order.
There is also a sizable amount of caffeine, around 40-mg per 8-oz cup, found in our Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP. This, of course, makes it a great choice first thing in the morning when you need an extra boost to get you out of bed.
Some scientists even believe it has health benefits to it due to its abundance in antioxidants. Most, however, choose this beverage for its exceptional character and flavour.
What Does “TGFOP” Mean?
The term “TGFOP” stands for “Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”, a Tea grade with many noteworthy qualities. It denotes Tea made from the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot. Each also contains young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of golden ‘tip’ and ‘bud’.
Facts About Assam Tea
- A Scotsman named Robert Bruce discovered Assam Tea in 1823.
- Unlike Chinese Tea, which dates back many thousands of years, Indian Tea, particularly Assam Tea, only came into existence during the colonial period.
- Many Indian households choose to add a variety of herbs and spices to Assam Tea to make what we know as Chai Tea.
- Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP is one of the more popular Black Tea types stocked by us.
About The Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP Estate
This is one of the most famous gardens in all of Assam. It lies in the Sivasagar district, and it has long been praised for its excellent Tea bushes and fertile soil. Thowra is run by James Warren Ltd, a plantation group with a close association to The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
In the 1970s, Malcolm Smith, the father of our owner Richard Smith, used to be the head of James Warren Ltd.
Thowra, in particular, is the flagship estate of the group. It makes some of the best CTC (cut, tear, curl) Teas in the world, including our very own Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP. Why not try it today and find out for yourself? You won’t be disappointed by all it has to offer.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: The Thowra Estate, Sivasagar 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 is a notably strong Assam Tea with traditional malty notes.
Colour in Cup: Coppery-orange liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP
According to preliminary research, Assam Tea Thowra TGFOP, like almost any Black Tea, can boost the metabolism of fat cells.
This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, which ultimately results in weight loss. Although it can’t do all of the work for you, it can, at least, offer a helping hand. And that’s not all.
There is also evidence to suggest that beverages like this one can improve heart health, one of the health benefits of black tea is it supports the immune system and even reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening