Introducing Nilgiri Curly Black Tea, yet another innovative produce from the creative teamakers of Coonoor, Nilgiri. The amount of research they put in developing their own clones for their special teas is unparalled and this tea displays that well, in appearance as well as the taste.
Harvested at 6200 feet, the tea is made from a clone specially developed by the estate and has a fair amount of trichomes. The processed leaves have a grayish green appearance and the dry leaf aroma smells like sweet yellow flowers and honey. When placed on the heated ware, like a lot of tippy Indian teas, there is a blast of creamy aroma with some fruit notes like passion fruit along with it. The liquor has a sweet aroma with notes of caramel and orange. Coming to the best part, the taste! The infusion has notes of butterscotch, yellow flowers and oranges. This is the first time we have tasted butterscotch in our tea and it was a delightfully delicious experience! You can feel a hint of marigold and caramel once it cools down. The liquor is medium bodied, leaving you with the refreshing orangy aftertaste present in the liquor. We hope you enjoy this tea and will be really excited to know how you feel about it, do let us know!
Appearance : Orange
Taste : Orange, passion fruit, caramel, honey, butterscotch
Steeping Time : 3 minutes western style, 30 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio : 1-1.2 gram per 100ml for western style, 3 grams per 100ml for gongfu style
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 80°C
Recommended Steeping Method : Works well with all styles