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Presenting the 2022 Nilgiri Highland Black!


The estate making this tea runs through a steep valley ranging from 5400 to 6900 feet. Winter harvest is one of the most interesting seasons and more so when it is from Nilgiri. Their winter produce is similar to Darjeeling First Flush : brisk and floral with a blast of sweet aromatics. The tender winter buds go through some frosty mornings and cold nights right after autumn, this brings out a distinct palatte of flavours which is unique to the Nilgiri region.


The tea is oxidised very little to preserve the freshness of the young leaves and buds. This enables you to experience the terroir in its truest sense. Every aspect of this tea is a clue to the place it comes from, the dry leaf has a pinewood aroma along with a minty freshness reminding you of the cool aromatic breeze which flows around the plantation areas in Nilgiri. When placed on the heated ware, you get a soft rose like aroma with a creamy undertone. The infusion has notes of guawa with a floral hint. The floral aspect is complex with notes of rose, jasmine and lavender. Every sip is followed by a long lasting fruity aftertaste, mostly of semi ripe peach and Indian guava. As you would have noticed, this tea is not very different from the last batch, like many other Nilgiris. That is the consistency the region has to offer. We hope you sit back and relax while experiencing the Nilgiri winters in your cup through this tea!


Appearance : Yellow

Taste : Rose, jasmine, lavender, peach, guawa, pinewood

Steeping Time : 3 minutes western style, 15 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio :  0.8 gram per 100ml for western style, 3.5 grams per 100ml for gongfu style

Recommended Steeping Temperature : 85°C

Recommended Steeping Method : Works well with all styles

2022 Nilgiri Highland Black


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