Trail Tea - The Pennine Way - Assam Bop
About the Tea: Black Tea, Assam BopLatin Name: Camelia Sinensis var. assamicaPlant Family: TheaceaeBlend: AssamOrigin: Assam, India Assam Tea, named after the region of India where it is produced. Grown at sea level, Assam produces a strong and bright color, a brisk and malthy flavour and a strong body. Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is of the genus Camellia of flowing plants in the family Theacea. Process: Tea Derived soley and exclusivly, and produced by acceptable processes, notably withering,leaf maceration, aeration, and drying, from the tender shoots of varieties of the species camellia sinensis (I.) O. Kuntze. About the Trail: The Pennine Way was Britain’s first National Trail. The 267 miles (429 km) begins in Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border. Alfred Wainwright offered to buy half a pint of beer for any walker who completed the full trail. The promise apparently cost him nearly £15,000 by his death in 1991. Brewing Tip's and Advice: Always use fresh water before boiling. Avoid re boiling water as this will take oxygen and nitrogen from the water which will guarantee you a dull tasteless mug of tea. Instead we want you to have a bright mug of tea, maximumising the taste and experience for you. Generally as a guide with loose leaf tea's its one heaped teaspoon per person and one for the pot. For our Breakfast Blend we reccomend working on 1-2 teaspoons depending on the strength you normally choose to enjoy.Brew temperature for black tea is generally 100deg straight from the kettle, and most importantly do not rush, take your time, allow the loose leaf to steep and release the bright flavour you so wish to enjoy, 3-5minutes will be enough to give you that tantilizing mug of tea and have you going back for more!