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Experience the taste of Nilgiri summers through our new Nilgiri Summer Black Tea. This one is very different from most of our Nilgiri teas, the tasting notes will tell you why. A touch of complexity in simplicity is what defines this tea.


The dry leaf smells like wheat with a touch of spice on the finish. When placed on heated ware, you get notes of malt and the spice, dominant in star anise. On your first sip, you get notes of saffron, mint and just a hint of malt. In fact, this is our first tea with a malt note from the Nilgiris. As you sip further, you can experience the spicy finish more prominently, consisting of star anise, nutmeg and saffron. There is a fruity sweetness on offer too, resembling red apple and oranges with litchi in the aftertaste. The tea also has abundant grainy notes present with wheat, sticky rice and barley notes on offer, how unique! It almost smells like old school grocery shops in India where there are some beautiful Indian grains in big containers to shop from. We hope you enjoy this amazing tea and it brightens your day with its beautiful orange liquor!


Appearance : Light orange

Taste : Roasted hazelnut, roasted pistachio, chocolate, caramel, red apple, cinnamon, cassia, star anise

Steeping Time : 4.5 minutes western style, 15 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio :  1.2 gram per 100ml for western style, 3 grams per 100ml for gongfu style

Recommended Steeping Temperature : 90°C

Recommended Steeping Method : Works better gongfu style

Harvest Season : Summer 2024

2024 Nilgiri Summer Black Tea


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