Assam Golden Fancy black tea

Assam Golden Fancy


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Assam Golden Fancy


Appearance: slightly-twisted, flat leaf, with some tip
Grade: Orthodox manufacture – FTGFOP
Oxidation: fully-oxidized
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 brisker 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 newly-arrived lot (Jan 1, 2018) 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. These teas can be found, along with our CTC offerings, in our full listing of teas in the Assam Tea section