Our September 2016 Box

Our September 2016 Box

This month at BRUU we are travelling to India through tea and celebrating the Indian festival of Onam.

Onam is a traditional Indian harvest festival that marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. People strikingly decorate the ground in front of their houses with flowers and candles arranged in beautiful patterns to welcome the King. The festival is also celebrated with new clothes, feasts served on banana leaves, dancing, sports, games, and snake boat races.

We love India for its rich culture and heritage and of course the quality tea they produce.  Therefore, this month we are sharing our passion for this wonderful country with you.  Not only are you receiving a selection of Indian teas but some Indian treats that will transport you straight to Bengal.

Nepal Green SFTGFOP: Using only pure green tea leaves, this tea is aromatic and grassy with a medium, light and fresh green cup.  Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal sits just on top of Indian.  The tea is grown in the majestic hills and misty valleys of the Himalayas up to 7500 feet above sea level.  More than three-quarters of Nepal’s landscape is mountainous. At these high altitudes tea grows slower and the fields are protected by towering peaks.  Great care is taken to produce premium orthodox tea. The cold and humid climate with plenty of rainfall and long-duration sunlight in the Eastern and middle parts of Nepal is well suited for growing tea. It's also pretty cool to think one of our teas shares a climate with Mount Everest!

It’s Just Assam BOP: Assam tea is a black tea named after the region of its production, Assam, in India. Assam tea is manufactured specifically from the plant Camellia Sinensis. The state of Assam is the world's largest tea-growing region, lying on either side of the Brahmaputra River, and bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar. This part of India experiences high precipitation; during the monsoon period, as much as 10 to 12 inches (250–300 mm) of rain per day. The daytime temperature rises to about 96.8F (36 °C), creating greenhouse-like conditions of extreme humidity and heat. This tropical climate contributes to Assam's unique malty taste, a feature for which this tea is well known.  It's no wonder Assam has become so famous worldwide. A rich level of harshness and tangy yet an assam-like malty aftertaste.

Fiery Bush: Cinnamon, ginger, fennel, aniseed, clove and cardamom all go into this infusion to create a wonderfully warming rooibos blend with soothing spicy notes.  The tiniest hint of chili whilst peppermint runs throughout each sip as the chai spices keep tantalising the taste buds with subtle sweetness.

With love
BRUU Founder

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