Hattialli has a very nice aroma - a bright mixture of sweetness and malt. The dry leaves are a nice, deep chrome brown in color with a large number of golden tips. They are very uniform in size and shape, neat and tightly wrapped with little or no dust. The aroma of the dry leaves is full of sweet malty goodness. The liquor is very typically Assam - a dark reddish/scotch-like color. The liquor's aroma, however, is uncharacteristically Assam – a slight sweetness with lesser tones of fruit and wood. Hattialli makes a nice sipping Assam, enjoyable in the morning at sunrise or in the afternoon with a good book.
The name "Hattialli" is derived from the Assamese words "Hatti Alli", meaning Elephant Road, so-called because of a neighboring elephant camp. With a clonal area of 405 acres out of a total of 1000 acres under cultivation, Hattialli is famous for its golden tippy, high-quality Orthodox teas; its liquor maintaining the right balance between briskness and mellowness. For the last few years, the production of this garden has been of a consistent high quality, satisfying buyers in western Asia and the Continent.
TGFOP1, Second Flush, 2014.
◆ Origin: Hattialli Tea Estate, Assam, India.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: very smooth, no harshness or excessive sweetness to the malt, low astringency. Full bodied and well-balanced.
◆ Notes & Well Being: black tea balances the hormone levels, which fends off stress and has anti-inflammatory qualities. It also keeps a check on the digestive tract's functioning and can help balancing the cholesterol level.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 6 oz Cup
195°F - 205°F
3 - 4 Minutes