Bukhial is a tea estate belonging to and managed by George Willamson Assam Ltd – the world’s largest privately held tea plantation group. Bukhial is situated on the south side of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam near a remote region called Nagaland. Wild elephants still roam the estate. In this area rainfall is lower which makes the bushes grow more slowly, producing an outstanding tea. For those of you that like a very full bodied tea with flavour and stringency and has ‘oomph’ in the cup – this is it! You will see by the leaf appearance that the tea is very small and rounded. The reason for it being like this is simple. There are tea companies in Japan, Germany, France and Scandinavia who wanted a tea for tea bags, which had: i) quality ii) price was no object iii) the best malty and ‘mouth-feel’ flavour and character they could find in a tea These companies only pack this tea for very special clients and in very special packets – an exceptionally exclusive tea. We decided that what was good enough for heads of state was the tea for us – one small difference though – we do not take the risk of masking any subtle flavour notes with a tea bag!
Bukhial PF makes a very bright and golden coppery infusion with full-bodied strength and a true malty character from one of the top Assam gardens. Kambaa BP1 has a bright and coppery infusion and also very malty flavour that has light hints of currant, with bright golden and inviting cup. Great for all day but is really an ideal tea to accompany a full traditional English breakfast. Drink with or without milk or sugar.
Black Leaf Tea. A blend of 2nd flush Assam Bukhial BOP & Kenya BP1
“Tea’s proper use is to amuse the idle, relax the studious and dilute the full meals of those who cannot exercise and will not use abstinence.”