Assam GTGFOP1 Clonal
This is another one of those teas you drink only when you can spend time with it. It's regal character encourages you to savor every sip.
$3.00 – $133.99
Assam GTGFOP1 Clonal black tea is an elegant true-to-character orthodox assam with classic malty notes. It is bold and hardy with a full golden taste that lingers nicely on the tongue. The showy black leaves are sprinkled with golden tips. From the Halmari Estate in Moran, Assam India, this assam won the gold medal winner of the February 2019 Global Tea Competition. This tea is so special I’ve provided a 25 gram bag option for purchase.
What does the “alphabet soup” TGFOP1 mean? Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade.
The “soup” is a tea industry grading system that categorizes teas available in the international marketplace. This grading system does not define the quality of the tea. The only way to determine the quality of tea is to taste it.
This grading system helps the buyer identify what type of tea they are ordering. There is no single grading system that could account for all the different reasons tea is produced. Teas are graded (categorized) differently around the world. China identifies tea by region, season tea was plucked, leaf shape, the cultivar and/or by the legend behind the tea’s origins. Japan focuses on the season of the pluck. India is based on OP, or Orange Pekoe, a whole leaf grade not a flavor or type of tea.
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 6-8 oz water)
3-5 minutes @ 205℉
Number of Western Infusions: 2
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 3 oz water)
10 secs @ 205, add 3 seconds to each infusion.
Number of Eastern Infusions: 6-8