Orthodox black tea is made by withering fresh tea leaves, rolling the leaves and then drying the tea. Assam black tea has a malty flavour that is delicious as is, or with milk and sugar.
Small tea co-op location:
Nine small-scale tea growers in Assam, India are growing tea organically and processing their own tea and their garden sites. Their organic gardens are a haven for birds and microorganisms and their entrepreneurship is inspiring.
Farmer Profile: The tea growers process tea by hand, and dry in small facilities in each tea garden. Each tea garden employs between 5 and 20 labourers.
Direct Fair Trade Premiums: Premiums for tea go entirely to the labourers and the decision as to what the money put towards is determined by the labourers in an open meeting. Historically, premiums have gone towards water filtration for each home and piglets to raise and sell for profit.
Flavour Profile: Full-flavoured, traditional black tea.
Description: Orthodox black tea with a malty body and rich, red colour. Ready to drink clear or brew it strong to drink with milk and sugar.
Serving Tips: Use 1 heaping tablespoon for 500ml of boiling water.