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Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam

A whole-leaf Assam with golden tips (young leaf buds). Characteristic maltiness and complex flavor. This is our most popular Assam.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 9 reviews)

Nice daily drinker
Jack – TX – April 29, 2020

New to Assam but enjoying this a lot so far. Malty like some have said, plus slight chocolate. Goes bitter quick early on though. My ritual is 1.5 tsp to 8-10 oz. I first steep 5-10 seconds and dump, to lose some of the astringency in the first cup. Then I do a cup for 4 minutes, and grandpa style after that. Love the sweetness towards the end.

Marshall – TX – April 19, 2020

My go-to morning tea. Double-strength with a strict 3 minute steep gives a rich, smooth and malty cup at a very reasonable price. Only downside is that it gets bitter very quickly if you let it steep too long.

Nice, fresh lot
Barry – MN – April 09, 2020

Fresh lot. Rich, classic, malty, no frills flavor. Strong performer for the modest price. Beats most of the broken leaf breakfast blends, but not the more ephemeral estate Assam offerings.

Excellent tea
M – CA – April 04, 2020

One of the best assam teas out there! Excellent texture and taste.

My Favorite
Jan – FL – March 05, 2020

I have tried many other Upton teas and enjoyed many of them, but this is my absolute favorite!

Not bad
James – ME – November 15, 2018

Malty, I guess. Don't know a lot about Assam tea. Rich, some tannin but not too much. Vibrant. Potent. Yum.

Delicious Morning Steep
Greg – NC – July 11, 2018

After finishing my first cup from the sample I got I found myself craving more. I picked it because "This is our most popular Assam." and I see why. It sports the great nose of a malty roasted elixir and the taste is thick with slight roast, malt, hints of chocolate and honey. I can see this as my default Assam tea. Delicious.

An Exceptional Tea
Stephen – CA – July 05, 2018

I switched from coffee to tea a while ago and have tried a lot of Upton's teas to substitute my morning cup of coffee and finally I've found it. This is the smoothest most flavorful Assam I've ever had. It's rich and full-bodied without any unpleasant lingering tastes.

My Favorite Morning, Noon, and Night Tea
Sandra – AR – March 08, 2018

I have been an Upton Tea customer for over 15 years, but have been a tea drinker for most of my adult life. One of my first experiences of switching from tea bags to loose-leaf tea was in trying Upton’s, “Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam”. Since then, it has become my favorite tea and I enjoy a cup of this fine beverage morning, noon, and night.

Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam Review