The Halmari Estate is found on the northern bank of the River Brahmaputra in the district of Dibrugarh in Upper Assam. The 374-hectare plantation grows pedigree clones TV-1, S3A3 and P126A, obviously to those of you in the know, this is quite impressive to the rest of us we will let the tea tell us how good these clones are. The Halmari Estate is Rainforest Alliance certified, runs an ethical labour welfare program and apparently has the cleanest and best factory in India. They also hold the record for the most expensive tea sold in 2015 at the Kolkata auctions. They also took gold in the North American Tea Championships in 2016. Finally, they are really chuffed to be included in a collection of 9 teas sold as a Top Tier Tea Collection by Harrods.
The tea itself is comprised of striking looking, rough, small leaves with many golden tips. It produces a dark infusion with a wonderful fresh bread smell and with a spicy and malty taste.