Craigmore Classic Winter Frost Black Tea

description

This tea surprisingly resembles an Assam black tea that’s without its richness and astringency. The flavors in it are well entwined which makes it difficult to distinguish them. But give the cup a few minutes, and you can begin to relish the taste of malt, fresh nuts and wood.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Thick and green in attack; evokes aroma of fern and malt.

appearance

Dark amber

taste

The cup starts out nutty - evoking the taste of bitter almonds - and woody. Some high-fired flavor comes through towards the end, which fades just enough to reveal a light, fruity sweetness, resembling watermelon.

COMPLEMENTS

Soft cheeses and fresh fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Tints of milk chocolate and toasted cashew.

appearance

Small, even, tightly rolled, black leaves.

infusion

aroma

Soft attack of cooked beans and mild sweetness of tropical fruits at the back.

appearance

Brownish-olive

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Feb 03, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Frost
SKU NGWFCRB | GRADE FP | INVOICE 1504
CERTIFICATIONS


14 Reviews

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Likes

  • High Quality 9
  • Freshness 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 5
  • Afternoon 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 0

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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