Long Leaf Assam
A single farm Assam grown and processed by Pallabjyoti Nath who farms just 7 acres of land in Sonitpur district in total using no artificial fertilisers or pesticides, producing only a few hundred kilos of tea each per year.
Every year we choose an outstanding batch of tea from the Nath family, and this was our pick of 2018. Long Leaf is a singular Assam, processed as a whole leaf resulting in a tea which is light, aromatic and sweet, with a tangy fruitiness. Eschewing the more traditional Assam flavour profile of full-bodied malt, this tea has something about it of Taiwanese reds and is a reminder that many of the best Taiwanese black teas have roots in Assam, using hybridised plants descended from Assamese cultivars. We recommend taking this black, with traditional gong fu parameters, although it can take milk at a push.
New Assam Whole Leaf Batch Pallab Nath, Kanoka Tea Farm, Sonitpur, Assam, India
SIZE OF FARM
7 acres of tea
PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Camellia Sinensis Assamica, TV17 clonal cultivar. Harvested late-Summer 2018.
95°C, 3-4g per 150mls. 2 infusions.