This ‘new-for-us’ tea from the Teloijan Tea Estate is one of our three delicious new Autumnal Assam black teas. We are very excited that we have these rich and hearty, orthodox-style-leaf Assam black teas for those of you who prefer a strong, malty cup and also prefer the leaf to be orthodox (a.k.a. ‘full leaf’, or ‘whole leaf’ in manufacture).
We here at Tea Trekker are particularly fond of large-leaf, orthodox Assam teas, and our new Teloijan Tea Estate black tea is a classic example of this style of tea manufacture. This non-vintage Autumnal Flush Assam is similar in overall size to several of our historically favorite large-leaf Assam black teas; and seems to be the size that is preferred by so many of our Assam tea drinkers.
Tea Trekker’s Assam Teloijan Tea Estate black tea is classically malty, with a fruity, crisp style in the cup. There is a noticeable element of melon and pear in the refreshing flavor. This tea is comprised of large, evenly-cut leaves that have been given a slight twist, and are highlighted with a moderate amount of contrasting tip.
Teloijan Tea Estate black tea’s liquor is a beautiful copper-amber color and sparkles in the cup. There is an overlay of an orange hue in the coloration of the liquor. The flavor is clear, and the style is bright – fruity, crisp, and malty, punctuated by the refreshing flavors of melon and pear. There is a very slight astringency to the cup. The aroma is spicy and exudes the aroma of freshly-cut fruitwood.
– Please see the Steeping Instructions accordion for our suggestions for steeping –
Teloijan Tea Estate is what is known as a ‘small-holder grower’, part of the Small Grower movement in Upper Assam. These gardens manufacture tea in the most traditional ways, without the use of chemicals and with only minimal mechanical processing. Similar to the tea-growing methodology in Yunnan Province in southwest China, their full-leaf teas are spectacular!