Assam Belseri Estate CTC Naturally Grown Fair Trade Loose Leaf Black Tea Quality Strong Brew


Another new introduction from the Belseri Tea Gardens, located on the North Bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River. This CTC type of tea, Cut Torn Curled, makes a good quality inexpensive strong cup of tea. According to the ‘blurb’ we were sent regarding this tea it is, “A tea with an especially aromatic Assam cup and unmatched aroma. Full bodied yet elegant, for lovers of good tea.” Well you can see why we were tempted. Helen loved it and I got two infusions from it.  I first brewed mine for four minutes with boiling water and had it without milk, Helen had hers with milk, we both thought it was fantastic. The Estate is certified under Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Fairtrade, ensuring good forestry practices and social welfare of workers. At Belseri, the teas are grown 'Naturally' with no copper fungicides are used and no micro nutrients allowed. Soil is rejuvenated by the application of 2000 tons of green compost matter and cow manure. Apparently, this compost has a microbial population of 1000 trillion per gram.

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