2021 Winter Frost Green Tea from Coonoor, Nilgiri
The estate making this tea runs through a steep valley ranging from 5400 to 6900 feet. After producing some exceptional green teas in the 2020 winter harvest, we are happy to introduce a new green tea to the Nilgiri lineup.
We believe the tea makers in Nilgiris have completely aced their green tea technique, nowhere else in India, we get such exquisitely crafted greens. This winter harvest green is no different, the dry leaf has aroma of fresh fruity notes of mangoes and Indian guawa with a distinct white flower note. The liquor has notes of white flowers like lilies and jasmine, fruity notes of mango and guava along with a touch of vegetal note akin to Armenian cucumber. On the later steeps, you get even stronger white flower notes along with raw mango. On the greener side, the vegetal and leafy notes are resembling of iceberg lettuce and cucumber family.
Suits all kinds of brewing equally well, from gongfu to grandpa style tea and as always, the trusted western style teapot brewing. We hope you savour this tea as much as we do!
Appearance : Light green
Taste : Lily, jasmine, guava, mango, armenian cucumber, lettuce
Steeping Time : 4 minutes western style, 20 seconds gongfu style adding 5 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf Quantity : 4 grams per 120 ml for gongfu and 4 grams for 400 ml western style
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 80-85°C
Recommended Steeping Method : All brewing styles works great with this