Organic Assam Sewpur black tea

The finest quality, with a spicy and seductive aroma: second flush and TGFOP

POWDER Nothing But Plants®

12,00 €

Made in France | Expiration date (End Of): 07/2021
Lot: D11836 |
Ref. TA10
Brand:
1 unit
3 + 1 free

Description: Organic Assam Sewpur black tea

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ORGANIC ASSAM SEWPUR BLACK TEA
 

One of the best black teas in the world! (1, 2)

POWDER has chosen a variety of black tea originally from Assam, a region in northeastern India (3). With its large leaves, our tea has secured one of the superior quality grade Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP).

Our Assam black tea is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulator. It is cultivated on the famous Sewpur organic plantation and is harvested during the ideal harvest time, the second flush, which begins in May.

POWDER brand Assam Sewpur black tea is organically grown. Rich in flavours, this bright copper-tinted infusion is full-bodied and releases seductive and spicy aromas.

DESCRIPTION

Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze) is a perennial shrub from the Theaceae family, originally from Tibetan highlands, eastern India and southeastern China.

It grows up to 10-15 m in its natural environment, and between 0.6 and 1.5 m in crops. Its leaves are short stem and light green in colour, lanceolate, and around 4 cm wide and 5 cm long (4).

There are over 200 species, although nowadays the three varieties which are most commonly known are: C. sinensis var. sinensis, C. sinensis var. assamica and the variety C. assamica spp. Lasiocalyx (5).

One criterion to classify tea is the fermentation: a natural process in which the polyphenols present in the leaves are oxidised (3). There are fermented teas (black tea), semi-fermented teas (oolong tea) and unfermented teas (green tea).

The smaller-leaf varieties from China and Japan are used to produce green tea, while the larger-leaf Assam variety produces excellent black teas (5).

Various criteria mark out its quality, such as its origin, the size of its leaf and the time of harvest (flush). Although in Darjeeling teas the first flush is usually the best, in Assams the first is weaker and the second flush, from May onwards, is preferred.

POWDER brand organic Assam Sewpur black tea has large leaves, and is therefore given one of the superior quality grade Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) (6, 7).

ORGANIC ASSAM SEWPUR BLACK TEA POWDER

Tea, also known as ‘the elixir of immortality’ is considered a divine remedy by ancient cultures (2). It became a very popular beverage in Europe thanks to the ‘East India Company’, which imported and marketed large quantities of tea in London. In the 17th and 18th centuries, this company depended on crops from China, but from the 19th Century onwards it became interested in a new supplier: India.

In 1823, during an expedition to Assam, a region of India; the merchant adventurer Robert Bruce discovered wild specimens of tea. Indigenous people used as a decoction for headaches and fevers, in powder to avoid tooth decay and in juice as a contraceptive (4).

Although the British authorities did not initially accept the connection between the Chinese and Indian plants, Bruce’s brother managed to convince them (1-3).

Black tea makes up 80% of total tea production. In India, 60-70% of tea production is Assam tea (3).

ORGANIC ASSAM SEWPUR BLACK TEA POWDER

COMPOSITION AND BENEFITS

Tea leaves contain carbohydrates, fibre, proteins, amino acids, enzymes and aromatic substances, as well as vitamins and minerals (iron, copper, fluorine, manganese and zinc).  They also have numerous functional compounds such as polyphenols (catechins and flavonoids), alkaloids (caffeine and theobromine), pigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) (5, 8, 11).

Black tea contains 14.4% polyphenols, including flavonoids with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and antimicrobial properties (8). Polyphenols oxidise during fermentation and produce theaflavins and thearubigins. In addition to being responsible for the aroma, astringency, taste, brightness, vivacity and colour of the tea leaf infusions, theaflavins have shown antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity (I), while thearubigins give the infusion ‘body’ (5,8,10).

Caffeine acts by stimulating the nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Tea also contains theophylline, which exerts similar activity, as a psychostimulant, vasodilatory and diuretic (8).

Polyphenols are also linked to cardiovascular protection. Various studies have shown that consuming 5 cups of black tea per day reduce the formation of thrombi, the risk of cardiovascular incidents and the absorption of lipid substances such as cholesterol (8).

Finally, studies in Asia have shown that drinking more than two cups a day has a beneficial effect in case of certain types of cancers: breast, oesophagus, colon, etc. (8).

USE, DIRECTIONS

Assam teas can be taken without milk (1).

To optimise all the properties of tea, it is important to use pure water and avoid overheating it, as this could damage the leaves and make the tea bitter (3).

To prepare a cup of Assam black tea, pour 200 ml of water heated up to 100 ºC for 2.4 g of Assam tea (approximately one teaspoon) and leave to infuse for 3-4 minutes.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Battle, W. (2017). The World Tea Encyclopaedia: The world of tea explored and explained from bush to brew. Troubador Publishing Ltd.
  2. Baruah, P. (2008). The Tea Industry of Assam. EBH Publishers. (te adjunto el archivo)
  3. Heiss, M. L., & Heiss, R. J. (2012). The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas. Ten Speed Press.
  4. Preedy, V. R. (Ed.). (2012). Tea in health and disease prevention. Academic Press.
  5. Ross, I. A. (2010). Medicinal Plants of the World Vol. 3.
  6. Hernandez, A. G. D. (2010).  Nutrition Treatise: Composition and Nutritional Quality of Foods (Vol. 2). Ed. Médica Panamericana.
  7. Sharangi, A. B. (2009). Medicinal and therapeutic potentialities of tea (Camellia sinensis L.)–A review. Food Research International, 42(5), 529-535.
  8. Belitz, H. D., & Grosch, W. Food Chemistry. 1999.
  9. Hamilton-Miller, J. M. (1995). Antimicrobial properties of tea (Camellia sinensis L.). Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 39(11), 2375.
  10. Compendium of Guidelines for Tea (Camellia sinensis). Tea & herbal infusions europe. European Tea Committee (ETC) and European Herbal Infusions Association (EHIA).
  11. Hall, N. (2000). The tea industry. Elsevier.

Organic Assam Sewpur black tea (TGFOP* Second Flush) (Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze).

*TGFOP: Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe.

FOOD ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

Updated on 2019/07/30

DIRECTIONS:

Assam black tea can be taken as an infusion. To prepare one cup, pour 200 ml of water heated to 100 ºC over 2.4 g of Assam tea (approximately one teaspoon) and infuse for 3-4 minutes.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

Updated on 2019/07/30

PRODUCT NAME

Organic Assam Sewpur black tea

BOTANICAL NAME

Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze

REFERENCE

TA10

QUANTITY

70 g

BATCH NUMBER

D11836

EXPIRATION DATE

2021/07

MADE

In France

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food is manufactured under a GMP-compliant. GMPs are the Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines for the European food industry.

The labelling of our products complies with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 and its subsequent amendments, with the aim of ensuring a high level of consumer protection in relation to food information.

Our packaging complies with Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 and its subsequent amendments on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, aiming to secure a high level of protection of human health and the interests of consumers.

Organic products at Anastore are produced in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 and its subsequent amendments on organic production and the labelling of organic products, with the aim of ensuring consumer confidence and protecting consumer interests.

CHARACTERISTICS:

ORGANIC FARMING

NOT IRRADIATED

WITHOUT ADDITIVES

WITHOUT ALLERGENS

WITHOUT BPA

NO OMG

WITHOUT LACTOSE

PRODUCT ANALYSIS:

ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY

SPECIFICATIONS

RESULTS

Appearance:
Dry leaves
Conform with specifications
Colour:
Dark brown to black
Conform with specifications
Odour:
Characteristic
Conform with specifications
Flavour:
Characteristic
Conform with specifications

ANALYTICAL QUALITY

SPECIFICATIONS

RESULTS

Irradiation detection:
Not irradiated
Conform with specifications

MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY

SPECIFICATIONS

RESULTS

E. coli:
NMT 10 cfu/g
Conform with specifications
Salmonella:
Negative
CConform with specifications
L. monocytogenes:
NMT 100 cfu/g
Conform with Commission Regulation (EC) 1441/2007

PRODUCT REGISTRATION:

Anastore is registered on the Food Safety Register of Food Business Operators, whose purpose is to protect public health and consumer interests, where the definitions provided for in Articles 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and their subsequent amendments, are applicable.

These Regulations lay down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, in addition to laying down general rules in relation to the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Finally, Anastore notifies the placing on the market of its food supplements in accordance with the specific regulations of each country.

HEAD OF THE QUALITY DEPARTMENT

Certificate issue date: 2019/07/30

Updated on 2019/07/30

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