This black tea captures in it everything that’s good about the Nilgiris. Drawing from the lush, forest surroundings, this tea is imbued with a motley of fruity-floral flavors that delight the senses. It’s a tea you would want to drink to brighten your spirits, to cheer up a balmy day, and toast to special occasions.
Lifted fruity-floral bouquet, marked by fragrance of ripe tropical fruits and white lily.
The liquor impresses with its bold and polished fruity-floral flavors. There is a honeyed sweetness to the tea which can be relished throughout the length of the cup, more so towards the end of a sip. And while juicy, fruity notes dominate the attack, bright floral flavors take over towards the close.
Ideal with buttery puffs and scones.
Mustard in attack, fern-like throughout, and toasted cashew in release.
Even, tightly rolled, mix of black and dark brown leaves with few taupe and green flakes.
Thick; cooked beans in attack with undertones of tropical fruit.
Fully opened, dark olive green and brown leaves.
cold filtered O2 Rich Water
180 fl oz
1.5 tsp / 2.5 g
Recommended number of steeps - one
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Feb. 20, 2016
Berry Cream with Lingering Spinach
Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.
This tea smells amazing. It has a creamy aroma with a hint of wild berries. Full palate with a note of fresh spinach that tapers off into a very mild acidic finish. The spinach-like note lingers on the palate, which I didn't really like.
Dec. 29, 2015
Light Frost Black Tea
Likes : High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.
Dislikes : Weak.
Best Served : Afternoon.
This is my first frost tea, and I was surprised at how light and mild it is. The flavor profile is definitely there, it just left me wanting a little more. I found this more vegetal than citrusy. Very weak if under-steeped.
Dec. 26, 2015
Sweet and Cool
Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.
Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon, Evening.
This is the first frost tea I've had and I find it delightful. Be aware that this tea drinks more like an oolong than a black tea - it's mild and subtle. It's very light for a black tea, excellent for afternoon, early evening or accompanying a meal. I found the flavor to be primarily vegetal, with a frosty cool menthol finish that lingers on the palate long after the last sip.
Sept. 24, 2015
Sweet and Green
Likes : Great Aroma.
Best Served : Anytime.
This tea was quite sweet and mild. The aroma was pleasantly floral. There was a sweet berry flavour with a touch of green and the finish had a slight astringency with dryness at the very end. Quite pleasant.
April 3, 2015
Likes : Freshness.
Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.
This tea is listed as a "medium caffeine" tea, and to me it seemed partway between green and black. It was fresh, but the flavor was lacking. What flavor was there was good, but it needed more? But it gets bitter if over-steeped, so it was hard to get the flavor I was looking for.
March 5, 2015
Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.
Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.
Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening.
This tea is subtle when sipped, and then it explodes into an amazing array of flavors, the best of which is a citrus-like aftertaste very reminiscent of Cara-Cara oranges. It can be bitter if oversteeped, and it can be underwhelming if understeeped, so do be mindful of timing when preparing this tea.