Grower: The Nath Family of Kanoka Tea Estate
Teamaker: Pallobjyoti Nath
Origin: Panchnoi Village - Sonitpur District in Assam, India
Elevation: 45m (147ft)
Cultivation: Certified Organic
Harvest Date: August 2018 (Second Flush)
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Kanoka Assam will change your notions about Assam black teas. Unlike most Assam teas which are produced via machine processing, Kanoka Assam is completely handpicked and hand-crafted. The result is a full-bodied, flavorful, and complex brew. The leaves are lush and fragrant, with malty, woody flavors softened by sweet honey and fig notes. Harvested in May, this batch is considered a First Flush, and has many of the bright, striking flavors characteristic of this time. Compared to previous years, this tea has a slightly more fruity, fig character. It is best drunk without milk, to appreciate the nuances in the complex profile, and can be re-steeped multiple times as the leaves fully unfold their flavors. The tea is grown with meticulous, all-natural techniques. Kanoka Tea Estate uses ancient Indian vriksayurveda agriculture, incorporating the holy cow and local plant medicines, to grow their teas.
Kanoka Tea Estate is a small, family estate. They are a member of Assamica Agro, a cooperative in Assam that is promoting sustainable, quality tea production in the region. The cooperative's members practice all-natural cultivation with the use of local vermicomposting and cow-based fertilizer, and are continuously developing ways to improve their agricultural techniques.
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Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 1.5tsp (~4g) of leaves per 4oz (250ml) of water. Brew for 1-2 minutes.
- 195F for a soft, smooth profile with sweet flavors
- 205F for a more robust profile, full-bodied profile.