- Shipping Delay Due to the Pandemic and Monsoonal Flooding, New Harvest Tea Should Arrive in September- Assam Golden Fancy black tea

Assam Golden Fancy


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Assam Golden Fancy


Grade: Orthodox manufacture – FTGFOP
Oxidation: fully-oxidized


Appearance: slightly-twisted, flat leaf, with some tip
Flavor: layers of complex and malty flavors
Aroma: fresh and fruity with a toasty aroma
Liquor: burgundy colored liquor tinged with an amber hue


Assam State, India

2nd Flush (May, June)

Use 2 teaspoons (2-3 grams) per 6 oz water
Steep 1 infusion at 2-3 minutes
Water temperature should be 195°F-205°F

Golden Fancy is a rich, mouth-filling Assam. Malty and smooth, it is delicious plain but can also be drunk with milk in the Western tradition.  Slightly more brisk in the cup than our Assam Tippy Breakfast, it has a delightful ‘pull’ that is reminiscent of a citrus note.

Assam Golden Fancy is one of our most popular teas, especially among those who prefer a hearty but bright tea. Our current lot is a classic small-leaf orthodox manufacture, bright and malty. It is a wonderful example of a 2nd Flush Assam, with its full body and slight briskness – perfect for those who add a touch of milk to their cup or who enjoy an Assam with a touch of snap.

For those who prefer a larger-leaf Assam black tea, we have several that are significantly larger-leafed than the Golden Fancy and the Tippy Breakfast.  These teas can be found, along with our CTC offerings, in our full listing of  Assam Teas.

NOTE: Due to the multitude of transportation difficulties related to the COVID pandemic, and now with the addition of the recovery from the recent cyclone compounded by severe monsoonal flooding, our Assam tea selection will be reduced for a period of time. We are hopeful that this will resolve fairly quickly, as there is tea available, but the logistics of moving it around are quite difficult right now.
Thank you for your patience.  rjh July 25, 2020