Glendale Special Spring Twirl Black Tea

description

This spring pick is made in the famed twirl-style that all good Nilgiri teas have come to be associated with. Unlike Darjeeling spring teas, which taste leafy and floral, notes of fruit dominate the cup with this one. It's equally brisk but richer and juicier than most spring teas.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes of bark, grape, watermelon, amaryllis, and distant hints of wintergreen oil and clarified butter.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is slightly brisk yet well-balanced, full bodied, and ample in the mouth. It has a distinct leafy, raw quality to it, similar to the taste of melon rind and sweet herbs. Balancing the leafy attributes are the powdery and bitter-sweet floral notes of lily. A light note of undergrowth can be picked up in the aftertaste.

COMPLEMENTS

Sandwich, halloumi, cottage cheese, tropical fruit, cooked legumes

dry leaf

aroma

Creamy, leafy, nutty, and slightly baked with a hint of jasmine

appearance

Long, even, and wiry blackish-brown leaves

infusion

aroma

Wild flowers, cucumber peel, hints of winter green oil

appearance

Whole, olive green leaves, some with coppery hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.25 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Mar 10, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NGFFGDTB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE 1266
CERTIFICATIONS


11 Reviews

Likes

  • Unique Flavor Profile 10
  • Freshness 8
  • Great Aroma 7
  • High Quality 7
  • Smooth Body 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 4
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 6
  • Evening 4
  • Anytime 3
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Morning 1

Thaea

Aug. 30, 2017

Bright and floral

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

This is an excellent spring tea for when you want something a bit different. I definitely taste the lily mentioned in the description (especially in the 2nd steeping). It has just the right touch of sweetness and it's very easy to enjoy just as it is, without having to add anything to bring out the flavors. The leaves are long and thin and can be a bit tricky to measure, but they are beautiful to look at! This tea is a unique and special treat.

Nicholas

Aug. 10, 2017

A Sweet, Standout Spring Tea

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

From a large amount of samples this one stood out to me for its aromatic sweetness. It had plenty of complexity and flavor like a spring Darjeeling, but it had a very prominent sweetness. The Nilgiris are certainly an underrated growing region and this tea bolsters that case.

Tina

April 8, 2017

Fresh and light tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I realy love this tea. It's fresh and light. You could sip it anytime of the day. Tea from Nilgiri never disappoint me.

Kristina

Dec. 11, 2016

Now I want to try more of Nilgiris

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

My first Nilgiri tea. I've got this tea as one of free samples with my order. It ended up to be my favorite out of the five teas i tried from Teabox. Light, floral taste. Great tea!

P

Dec. 9, 2016

Highly unique

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Quality tea, fresh and floral. It has an unusual aftertaste, hard to describe but pleasant and unique.

Matt

Oct. 8, 2016

Smooth afternoon tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening.

Smooth flavor; good with honey. Unique floral scent

sampath kumar

Aug. 11, 2015

Unique aroma and refreshing taste

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Evening.

This tea has a very unique and pleasant aroma profile. The long leaves bloom to give a champagne colored brew, which give off a pleasing aromas of eucalyptus and subtle floral and vegetal notes. The floral note is not cloyingly sweet like jasmine, but more mellow. The vegetal notes too are subtle, without venturing into b2C the liquor is mildly sweet, fragrant and 'crisp', with little to no astringency. Long brewing times make it more astringent though. Very pleasant and kind of refreshing!

albert

May 7, 2015

very typical of a Glendale Nilgiri

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Very nice tea. The winter flush is better but more expensive. If you like Nilgiris, I would splurge for the winter. Both are fine teas.

somanividushi

Jan. 21, 2015

Flavourfull and aromatic

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

The Glendale Twirl (Spring) is a gorgeous tea with long leaves and twisted leaves. Although it is a black tea, it has a mild fruity flavor and smell. It is one of the best black teas I have had in 2014.

Chris

Sept. 26, 2014

Very unique, enjoyable black tea

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

This tea was very different to the black Darjeelings I've been sampling (First Flush Black Tea sampler). The leaves were long unbroken, very nice to look at. Rather than a strong muscatel aroma, the aroma of the tea (before even drinking it) was surprisingly just like cinnamon. This reminds me of yunnan black teas, but it is more floral.

yazawa

July 31, 2014

The best Nilgiri in this year!

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I am traditionally a Nilgiri fan. I think Glendale is the best Nilgiri estate. 2014 twirl (spring) is especially very aromatic,fragrant and flavoured. It was the best choice to buy among the Nilgiri this year.

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