Assam Hathikuli Estate GBOP Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea Very Strong Can Take Milk


£5.00




  • This Assam Hathikuli  tea is an organic Golden Broken Orange Pekoe.
  • It's very nice, quite typically Assam, malty, strong and dark, in fact too strong for me, it does need milk. Helen loves it. It is also great value.
  • In Assamese Hathikuli means ‘Elephant-Frequent’, and the Tea Garden is found on the very edge of the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned Rhinoceroses, boasts the highest density of Tigers in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006 as well as being home to large breeding populations of Elephants, Wild Water Buffalo and Swamp Deer. 
  • The Tea Garden was started by a Scotsman, James Finley in 1902, the estate came under ownership of Tata Tea in 1983 and Amalgamated Plantations in 2007.
  • The immediate proximity to the Kaziranga Park was paramount in the choice of converting to Organic methods initiated in 2007 and achieving completion in 2011.
  • The Hathikuli estate also is part of The Rainforest Alliance.
  • They received a prestigious award from Sanctuary Asia, ‘Wind Under the Wings’, usually only given to individuals, for their decision to go Organic especially as initial financial losses were high until the Garden was able to bring pests under control by natural predators.
  •  I did the usual five minutes at 100oC initially but I feel four minutes is probably closer to the mark.
  • You will receive 84 grams of this tea for £5.00, using two grams per person you should get 42 cups of tea, I re-infuse these leaves as well. This works out at between twelve pence and six pence per cup.
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout.

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