Black Tea - Assam Maijian O.P

India Spicy, Lemony, Deep, Malty

A spicy tea reminding us of nutmeg and the freshness of Tellichery pepper before crushing. In the second nose, we find a slightly lemony ensemble. The liquor offers us a deep and malty tea that takes us back to Maijian, on the banks of the Brahmaputra river. A tea that I recommend in the morning.

O.P (Orange Pekoe): Young and rolled leaves.
Brewing time: 3 to 4 minutes.
Brewingtemperature: 90°c
Dosage: 12g/litre

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Black tea - Assam Maijian O.P.: a quality tea Orange Pekoe

Let's start by defining what O.P. means for the uninitiated. O.P. stands for Orange Pekoe. In tea, there are different grades. When you consume an Orange Pekoe tea, it means that your tea bag contains young whole leaves of the tea tree. For information, there is no link with the citrus fruit of the same name. Orange here comes from the Dutch dynasty Oranje Nassau. Pekoe means "down" in Chinese and corresponds to the terminal bud on the tea plant.

Assam Maijian O.P . is a tea whose leaves are picked late in the season when the bud has begun to develop into leaves.

It is a black tea and as such, it is both tasty and full of goodness. You can drink several cups a day without any problem.

Assam Maijian is a tea that comes from India, and more precisely from the province of Assam. The tea tree that allows us to enjoy this high quality tea grows on low altitude land in a hot and humid environment.

Good to know: Assam tea is the one used for Irish Breakfast tea.

What are the flavours of Assam Maijian O.P. black tea?

This Assam Maijian O.P. black tea reveals spicy notes that are reminiscent of nutmeg and Tellichery pepper. On tasting, one appreciates its spicy, woody and even malty aromas with a nice length in the mouth.

Black tea - Assam Maijian O.P.: from the plantation to the cup

Like all black teas worthy of the name, Assam Maijian O.P. tea is oxidized. It is when the buds have given way to young tea leaves that this Orange Pekoe is picked. If the time of picking has a strong influence on the quality of your black tea, it is the manufacturing stages that will help it to reveal all its flavours and make this product a great tea.

The work on the tea leaf is carried out in 5 stages, namely:
- withering, which consists of reducing the humidity of the leaves by half and starting the oxidation process necessary for the manufacture of a black tea. Temperature and ventilation are strictly controlled;
- rolling: the tea leaves are still soft and are then shaped to define the full-bodied or loose aspect of the tea;
-oxidation: a specific stage for black tea, which consists of leaving the leaves in a room for a few hours, where humidity, ventilation and heat are again controlled;
- roasting: like a coffee, Assam Maijian O.P. tea is roasted in a large dryer at 90° for only 15 to 20 minutes;
- sorting: broken or whole leaves, this is where the tea leaves are sorted according to their grade.

Food and tea: David Vanille's pairings

Assam Maijian tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day and can be enjoyed at breakfast or as a snack with sweet cakes. However, you should know that it can also be consumed at mealtime. It goes perfectly with poultry.

Note that it is very appreciated with a cloud of milk.

The virtues of black tea - Assam Maijian O.P.

Assam Maijian O.P. is a black tea, which gives it many virtues.

Less rich in flavonoids, and therefore in antioxidants, than green tea, black tea is nevertheless recognized for its ability to fight against cellular aging.

On the other hand, it reduces bad cholesterol and thus helps to protect the heart.

Low in calories, black tea fits perfectly into a diet, especially if you do not sweeten it.

Assam Maijian black tea is rich in tannins, which enables it to play a favourable role on your digestive system.

Finally, theaflavins present in the tea destroy abnormal cells, so black tea can play an active role in the prevention of cancer.

Advice for preparing and tasting your black tea - Assam Maijian O.P.

Brewing temperature: 90°
Brewing time: between 3 and 4 minutes
Dosage: 10 g per litre of water
Ideal moment for tasting: throughout the morning

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Nathalie E. published the 29/12/2021 following an order made on 04/12/2021


délicat et fin

Annick P. published the 24/12/2021 following an order made on 10/12/2021



Gilles S. published the 23/12/2021 following an order made on 30/11/2021



Julie M. published the 19/12/2021 following an order made on 08/12/2021



Anne-Lise M. published the 11/12/2021 following an order made on 25/11/2021


Bonne qualité

Geneviève R. published the 11/12/2021 following an order made on 24/11/2021


Corsé à souhait

Julie M. published the 11/09/2021 following an order made on 25/08/2021



Jamila D. published the 01/09/2021 following an order made on 30/07/2021


Très bon, enfin un thé qui ne laisse pas un goût d'amertume.

Sandrine C. published the 15/07/2021 following an order made on 30/06/2021


Un thé entier et de qui semble de bonne qualité

Hervé W. published the 10/07/2021 following an order made on 26/06/2021


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