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Aromatic, awakening and delectable. Similarly to Darjeeling, it can be enjoyed and savored in the afternoon but it is also a great accompaniment to breakfast, brunch, a book or tea time.
We fell in love with this tea at a tea tasting and immediately decided to bring it in! Nilgiri teas tend to get overshadowed by other black tea regions such as Darjeeling and Ceylon.
Nilgiri region has a unique subtropical climate and high altitude that produces bold black tea with malty, floral notes and less astringency than other black teas. The tea has bold desirable flavors that are balanced in a mild body. This black tea does not have strong notes of astringency and it brews into a bright amber hue. The tea has a pleasant aftertaste that is nutty and spicy. For that reason we call it an afternoon tea, to be savored by itself, without any added milk or sugar.
Nilgiri tea is cultivated in the Nilgiri district of India, also known as the Blue Mountains. The Nilgiri Mountains belong to the Western Ghats mountain range. The rich natural area is home to dozens of unique flora and fauna, which has made the Nilgiri District a popular travel destination. The climate and soil composition also make it one of the best tea growing regions on the planet. While lesser known than other Indian tea producing regions, the Nilgiri tea region still produces some of the highest quality black teas such as our Splendid Afternoon.
Organic black tea (Camellia Sinensis)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 2-5 mins.|
|Grade or Quality: TGFOP1|
|Aroma: Toasty and nutty, hints of fruit|
|Infusion Aroma: malty, sweet, nutty|
|Infusion Color: Amber|
|Infusion Strength: Medium|