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Assam Elixir Black

5.54 8 cups
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A signature batch of black tea from a small organically grown tea garden at Galakey Valley in Assam. The tightly rolled leaves are hand-rolled twice to give a perfect shape to this rare variety. Finely rolled dry leaf emits a more pronounced aroma of cocoa and roasted grain. The liquor produces a malty rich flavour of apricots and honey with a good amount of briskness and astringency to make it a perfect cup for the Monday morning blues.
Product Title: Assam Elixir Black
Tea Type: black tea
Caffeine: HIGH
Origin: ASSAM
Flush/Season: AUTUMN FLUSH
Grade: Hand-Rolled Whole Leaf
Date of Manufacturing: September 9, 2017
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  • Wilfred Grey
    22 April, 20170 replies

    Just loved how the leaves open up, never tried an Assam black like this before. Brisk best breakfast companion.

  • Mathew Watson
    08 April, 20170 replies

    Whoa, what a kick this tea has got. Ripe fruity notes and also I can smell some orchids and honey. Maybe some light notes of lavender as well. But a very brisk strong cup with a lovely appearance. My best Assam black till date

  • Weider Brough
    06 April, 20170 replies

    A very fine rolled handcrafted Assam black tea for a punchier morning cup especially for Monday morning. Very malty with notes of honey and some fruits which I am not being able to relate. Tried and tested with milk, a marvelous combination.

About the Galakey Valley, Assam

An enterprising young man Mr. Rebo, planted some tea bushes during the 90s in a small plot of land in his village in Galakey Valley, Assam. He was probably the first in his village to plant teas in such small scale. Initially he used to sell the green leaves to the big garden factories, irrespective of what price they get in return, which was mainly decided by the garden. Later the garden has been expanded by two of his sons who actively participate in their family business of manufacturing some of the finest handmade teas with the leaves from their own organically grown tea garden. During our conversation with Mr Rana (Rebo’s elder son), he recalled the days when he would carry green leaves on his bicycle to sell them off in a factory little away from their village and the factory manager would just bluntly reject the whole lot saying they do not trust their quality and he would end up throwing the whole lot into a drain near the factory gate, since they did not know how to manufacture teas. But later with diminishing scale of green leaf production in the big gardens due to the spraying of harmful chemicals and fertilizers, they started accepting green leaves from the small growers to meet the market demands. Even Rana sprayed chemicals to enhance production with the little knowledge he gained from the big gardens. Things changed when Rana’s two-year-old son got infected by a harmful pesticide, which they were always unaware of. That was when he decided to give up the chemicals and started converting his garden into organic under the guidance of Mr. Dhiren (our group farmer from Rajgarh Valley). Now after 7 years of conversion Rana along with his younger brother Mr. Sanku had together started a micro organic tea factory in May 2016. They follow a typical process of double hand-rolling the teas before drying, which gives a very fine finish to the leaves. His factory has been producing some of the finest rare green and black teas for us. Both the brothers love experimenting with different forms and different techniques of tea production.