Assam FTGFOPI 2nd Flush – Tonganagaon Organic100g
Assam FTGFOPI – Tonganagaon Organic100g bag
Character: Well worked 2nd flush Assam leaf from controlled organic cultivation of Tonganagaon Tea Garden.
It makes a full-bodied, dry-sweet liquor with a slightly spicy note showing through.
Infusion: dark golden-coloured
Ingredients: Assam 2nd flush Black Tea
Brewing method: Brew 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of tea in 200ml (7fl oz.) filtered and freshly boiled water for 2-3 minutes.
Country of origin: India
Ever wondered what the letters mean?
FTGFOP1 is only used for whole leaf teas. Tea that consists of fine uncrushed leaves with a delicate taste. In short a synonym for high quality. Besides leaf teas there are also crushed & torn leaves that are referred to as “broken”; “fannings” & “dust” are separated from broken-leaf teas as they are not used in loose leaf products as they are too small a particle of tea.
Orange Pekoe relates to the quality of the tea leaves. Orange does not refer to the colour but to the Dutch word “oranje” meaning “royal”. Pekoe (in Chinese pak-ho) can be translated as “white” – the colour of the fine fluff beneath young shoots. The F (for flowery) before OP indicates that tender and delicate flower buds were picked for this tea.
FOP1 allows conclusions about the care with which the tea was plucked – just two leaves and a bud. The coarser leaves remain on the tea bush. Only teas from Darjeeling that meet premium standards will bear the number 1.
TG (Tippy Golden) indicate that the tea has a lot of fine, light coloured tips. Tips are of lighter shades since they do not contain as much cell sap that turns dark during fermentation. As a general rule you may keep in mind the longer the string of letters, the better the tea. TGFOP1 will ensure a superior quality tea that has been carefully and diligently manufactured.
*A Second Flush yields larger, more mature leaves with a purplish hue and silver tips or leaf buds. The leaf growth during this period is much more rapid than the early spring growth. These larger, fast-growing leaves yield a stronger yet smoother flavour for the finished tea.
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