Assam Pekoe Fannings

Regular price $6.50

Style: Black

Origin: Assam, India

Description: During the processing of high grades of black tea, any damaged or broken leaf pieces are left out of the final product. These "Fannings" are then collected and sold at a lesser price, usually to be put into the tea bags that you will find at your local grocery - this is the classic strong brew that has become the staple of many kitchens across Europe and North America since the Second World War. The Fannings we source come from a high-grade organic Pekoe tea from Assam. This tea is a higher-quality organic version of the classic and famously strong and straightforward cuppa.

Tasting Notes: The smell of the steep is bold and unmistakably malty, as is the taste. The astringency is pleasant, but holds no punches, and the colour of the cup is a deep amber rust. This is one of our best steeps for milk and/or honey, which it carries exceptionally well without losing its boldness and the taste of the tea. 

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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