What gives Assam tea its special characteristics? The Assam valley is dominated by the Brahmaputra River - a large slowly meandering river which over millennia of fall flooding has deposited a rich loam over the valley. The soil is deep and sandy and the region suffers a very hot and steamy monsoon season, but equally important a relatively dry and cool winter. Perfect conditions for the Assam tea bush.

Bukhial Estate is situated on the south side of the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam near a remote region called Nagaland. Wild elephants still roam the estate, but it could be worse; a century ago headhunters also lurked in the forests! Bukhial's adherence to strict environmental and quality controls is second to none. Bukhial Estate was the first tea estate to vacuum pack its tea in an effort to improve and prolong the quality and shelf-life of their tea. The soil conditions and climate of Bukhial produce a mellow and malty 2nd flush TGFOP to be savored and contemplated.