Family tea, £5.30/100g. An outstanding value black tea for everyday drinking. It is grown without pesticides and agrochemicals in the southern Indian state of Kerala and processed by Sahyadri Tea Consortium, a cooperative of 164 family farms who practise polyculture and organic farming methods. Although it doesn’t have the distinguishing features of Assam, Darjeeling or Nilgiri tea, its bold, sweet flavour and light maltiness make this a very pleasant and comforting black tea that works well with and without milk.
Plant: Camellia Sinensis Assamica
Size of farms: 1.5-3 acres (average)
Brewing: 95°C, 3g per 150mls, with to without milk, 2 fusions.