• Assam GFOP

Assam GFOP

Black tea from India

Black tea with fine and bindweed leaves, with plenty of golden tips. Powerful in the cup, a dash of milk can be added.

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85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)

3 min
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste

When to drink ?
Better in the morning 

What distinguishes black teas from other teas

Every tea plant originally gives the same type of tea

After picking, several different operations transform the green leaves into black tea: these operations are carried out in the region where the tea is grown.

Withering: Withering consists in leaving the leaves to dry in the open air so that they lose a large part of their water content. 

Rolling: The leaves are rolled together, taking care not to break them. This releases some of the sap and juices that give black tea its characteristic flavour.

Fermentation: During this phase the leaves are placed in a humid oven for several hours: oxidation takes place and the leaves turn black. Semi-fermented teas (such as Oolongs) have a shorter fermentation time, which explains their slightly bluish colour.

Sifting and grading: The various operations can break the more fragile leaves; quality teas are made from the whole leaves that remain in the sieve. The black tea is now ready to be packaged and sent to Compagnie Coloniale, where it will either be packaged directly or flavoured.


If the process is more or less the same in the different regions of production, the duration of the various steps can change and, as a result, black teas with different notes and savours are obtained. This can be compared to wine production: in the same wine-growing region, wines differ from one vineyard to another.

Compagnie Coloniale has a wide selection of plain black teas.

Treat yourself to one of our Yunnan, Oolong, Ceylon, Pu Erh or Lapsang Souchong teas.

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4.9 /5

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Annette P. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 29/05/2020


autre parfum mais tout aussi excellent

Claudie L. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 08/05/2020


Très bon thé

Yvan B. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 03/05/2020


Très délicat, une bonne alternative, es lot très apprécié des amis de passage,qui n'aiment pas tous les thés très fumés

Dorothee R. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 13/04/2020


Thé délicieux bonne intensité il est juste dommage qu’il ne soit pas disponible en conditionnel en sachet car je le commanderai en plus grande quantité !

de Didier L. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 02/04/2020


Les nouvelles boîtes avec double couvercle ne sont pas pratiques (ouverture étroite) pour introduire une cuillère à infuser (ou pour réutiliser les boîtes : clous, vis... !).


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