Craigmore Classic Winter Frost Black Tea

description

You can turn to this tea to get a sense of what a typical Nilgiri tea is like. The flavors in it are somewhat entwined, making it difficult to distinguish them at first. But give the cup a few minutes and you can pick out the characteristic fruity, green notes that define most winter-picked Nilgiri black teas.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Hints of squash, melon rind, and asparagus

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is medium-bodied and slightly bitter. The flavors are muddled but notes of some winter greens and malt can be picked up in the cup along with notes of squash.

COMPLEMENTS

Assorted cheeses and fresh fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Tannic with mellow notes of preserved fruit, malt, and nuts.

appearance

Short, even, curled black leaves with coppery edges.

infusion

aroma

Vegetal with hints of overripe fruit and minerals

appearance

Mix of slightly unfurled dark, greenish brown and some coppery leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Honey

PICKING DATE
Feb 17, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Frost
SKU NGWFCRB | GRADE FP | INVOICE 1669
CERTIFICATIONS


17 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 10
  • High Quality 9
  • Smooth Body 8
  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4

Dislikes

  • Strong 3
  • Weak 1
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 8
  • Morning 6
  • Afternoon 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 0

Aug. 1, 2017

An interesting Tea

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Morning.

Took me some time to get used to this - is distinctively malty, but still has a nice - freshly plucked fragrance coming through. Needed a little bit of sugar though to complete the cup...I like it most as a morning cup - this being slightly on the stronger side

Jan. 12, 2017

solid

A good tea. Nice malt notes

Jan. 2, 2017

solid

A good tea. Nice malt notes.

Alexandra Kimmel

Nov. 8, 2016

Прекрасный базовый чай

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Этот чай прекрасно подходит как база для смешивания с разными травами, добавления мяты или чабреца. Сам по себе вкус и аромат у него нейтральные - они не забивают другие вкусы и не перетягивают на себя внимание. Поэтому этот чай хорошо использовать в качестве сопровождения к интересным сладким десертам или сырам.

Sivakumar

Aug. 23, 2016

Delivious for Mornings!

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

It's smooth and a wondrous black tea, and with fruity notes, this creates a unique flavour. But I'm not a caffeine lover.

Sarah

Aug. 11, 2016

Excellent Black Tea!

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I loved the earthiness of this tea. It has a typical assam tea taste but with a wonderful nutty/woody tone to it. I enjoyed it both hot as well as iced.

Chun

July 13, 2016

Overall Good Tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

Overall good tea, but a bit lacking in defining/unique taste

ben

May 9, 2016

unique flavour

Likes : Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Its very difficult to describe the taste of this tea, its thoroughly unique and whilst unusual at first does grow on you. It has a gentle maltiness with earthier mid tones and a strangely pleasant overtone of green peppers. Certainly a choice for the more adventurous tea drinker.

Daniel

March 13, 2016

Great all-purpose tea.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Smooth and yet very flavorful. Holds up well to added honey yet is fine plain. My favorite tea...ever.

Zach

Jan. 6, 2016

Smooth, Malty Winter

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

This is one of the best Nilgiris that I have tried- not harsh and evenly balanced. Slightly vegetal. The finish isn't strong but has a light sweetness to it. A great start to your morning!

Martin Eger

Oct. 14, 2015

very good for the price

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Morning.

Not as much character as the Assam teas that I are my standard for breakfast, but this is solid, if not a little one dimensional, cup of tea. Blends well with assam to add a touch of brightness.

Varun

June 15, 2015

Relief from tasteless usual tea-brands

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Relish the fruity notes of this tea! Thank tea-box for making teas like this easily available! For my habituation (to be read as caffeine addiction) I found this tea not suitable for the early morning start! But this makes up for such a lovely tea after having the caffeine shot from the tasteless tea made from the popular tea-powders! Ideally, if the steeping time is followed properly, the tea-leaves can be re-used more than once.

Alex

June 9, 2015

One of my favourites!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I'm onto my third pack of this tea, it is amazing when its blended with some malty Assam!

Alexandra Kimmel

May 17, 2015

Классический черный-пречерный чай

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Dessert Tea.

Этот чай обладает классическим вкусом, очень сбалансированный и мягкий (безе зеленых травяных ноток). Кофеин чувствуется очень хорошо - чашка этого чая бодрит не хуже эспрессо! Мне нравится пить его вместе с чем-то: например, с сухофруктами, орешками, долькой черного шоколада.

Peter

April 2, 2015

Nice full bodied flavor

Likes : High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a tea you can drink at any time of the day, it's full bodied, simply delicious!

David

March 31, 2015

makes a great bold cup of tea

Likes : High Quality.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

I am fairly new to tea but I really enjoy this tea in the morning, it has replaced coffee for me. I brew in a teapot that produces about 3 cups of tea. With this tea I brew a second time over the first batch of leaves and it still has a great flavor.

Barclay Boyd

Feb. 1, 2015

Great anytime tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Pleasent flowery and citrus notes. Very forgiving if you oversteep by accident.

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