Assam Latumoni Tippy Black

Assam Latumoni Tippy Black is a classic Assam from a small family-run tea garden. Grown to organic standards, the tea leaves are processed entirely by hand to create a satisfying smooth liquor. The full taste has malty, mineral and floral notes with a lightly tannic aftertaste.

Brewing guide: 2.5g in 250ml water at 90°C for 3-5 minutes



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Origin:Tingkhong, Upper Assam, India
Cultivar:Selected Seed Plants & S3A3
Harvest time:16 April 2022
Sourcing:Specialist Assam Wholesaler


This is a new version from Latumoni for 2022, full descriptions and photos are coming shortly!

Assam Latumoni Tippy Black is a fine completely handmade Assam from Latumoni, a very small family-run plantation located in Tingkhong, Upper Assam. The careful hand processing in small individual batches results in stunning looking leaves and a rich yet mellow liquor. This tea was harvested on 16 April 2022 from plants grown naturally and without use of chemical fertilisers or pesticides.

The small privately-run plantation only measures approximately 2 acres. It was planted by Sailen and his late father. Originally the leaves from this small plantation like those of many others were bought by the larger factories of Assam to increase their capacity. However with large corporate gardens having full control over the purchasing of the leaves from small scale farmers and little competition this has lead to a significant decrease in the price offered to the farmers. This essentially has created a situation where the small scale farmers were exploited by the large corporate estates. Sailen decided to change the way he was running the plantation, to switch to organic growing methods and to start producing his own artisanal teas.

We work together with a specialist wholesaler in Assam who only works with small scale farmers like Sailen. They do not just resell the farmers’ teas but also provide support and financial help to small scale farmers to enable them to produce great quality tea – such as investing into machinery and providing them with knowhow. This guarantees small scale farmers like Sailen a fair price for their tea and provides investment into their farm to support their family’s future. This is in complete contrast with teas from many large Assam estates where most of the price paid for the tea ends up with the estate and little trickles down to the farmers.

We suggest brewing at 90°C for 3-5 minutes according to your taste. It can be brewed a couple of times depending on your taste preferences. Definitely try this one without addition of milk or sugar.

This Assam Latumoni Royal Gold black tea was first featured in our August 2019 Curious Tea Subscription Boxes.

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