Assam TGFOP - Organic

SKU # 1002-2

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$ 5.00
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From Chardwar Estate this year - one of the few that were available because of the high demand and low supply from other estates this year due to Covid.  Certified Organic whole leaf robust black tea. Good, full-bodied character.  Nothing too fancy but your reliable, full-bodied, hearty pick-me-up any time of day.  Takes well to milk if that is your choice.



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Steeping Instructions

Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.
Pour boiling water over leaves.
Steep 4-5 mins.
Milk may be added.

Tea Education

OP, BOP, FOP, TGFOP - what's the deal? These are shortcuts for grades of tea. An easy way to cut through all the arcane acronyms is to remember that OP or FOP signifies a full leaf tea and anything with a B in it such as BOP or BP means it has broken leaf in it. Teas, particular in India and Ceylon, are classified, graded and priced according to leaf size. The larger the leaf the higher the price. In Assam teas, an OP, FOP or TGFOP will result in a lighter cup than a smaller broken leaf tea such as BOP or CTC granules which are stronger in taste. OP is Orange Pekoe. FOP is Flowery Orange Pekoe. TGFOP is Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. BOP is Broken Orange Pekoe and CTC is Crush, Tear & Curl. An OP grade does not automatically translate to quality. But it does mean that it has been manufactured as a full leaf tea.