Presenting our first tea from 2020, Nilgiri Wintertime Oolong!
It is grown in Coonoor, Nilgiri at an altitude of 6300 feet. Their motto is to preserve the leaf's character resulting in some exceptional teas. The people making this tea work hard in the misty Nilgiris bringing you this experience, the steep slopes are not an easy place to work!
The area around the estates are always smelling a little fruity and minty and we get those same flavours in the tea. The dry leaf aroma is creamy and nutty which translates perfectly into the cup along with its flowery notes tending more towards rose in the later steeps. The aftertaste is long lasting and mostly fruity with the astringency staying along in the later steeps. The first infusion is dominant in the creamy, nutty and flowery notes. After the first steep, the rose kicks in and stays till the later steeps along with some fruity notes.
Appearance : Pale Orange
Taste : Creamy, nutty, white flowers, rose with apricot on the finish.
Recommended Brewing Method : If you like the creamy notes more and would like to have more of it in your cup then western style, if you want to explore the leaf to the fullest then Gong Fu.
Recommended Brewing Temperature : 90°C
Time of Picking : February 2020