Way up high on the Blue Mountains of the western part of the Tamil Nadu state, in Nilgiri, southern India sits the highest Tea Estate in the world, the Korakundah. Based at 8,000ft above sea level, the estate is waiting for accreditation from the Guinness Book of Records this is where our Nilgiri Tea Flowery Pekoe Korakundah is produced.

The tea bushes thrive on the varied climate along with lush forest, tropical jungles, mist covered foothills and humid conditions because of this growing in continuous and harvesting is all year round.

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Due to the harvest being available all year round, Nilgiri Tea which is referred to as 'frost tea'. It is a result of a winter harvest, the sunny days and frosty nights creates sweet and rosy floral notes of this Black Loose Leaf Tea.

The Tea Estates in the South of India are know as the Darjeeling of the South because of he reputation of the leaf being 'The fragrant one', with a bright yet distinctive fruity flavour and sweet floral aroma.

The Korakundah Estate falls under the umbrella of the UNTE organisation; The United Nilgiri Tea Estates Company Ltd, which was set up in 1922 by Sir Robert Stanes. The UNTE programme covers the tea estates in Southern India; Chamraj, Allada Valley, Devabetta and Korakundah.

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It has facilitated a pension Scheme for workers, a community hall, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Schools and a School Bus, High schools, Typhoid Vaccine, and computer education. UNTE was one of the first Fairtrade Producers in India.

When making black Indian ice tea, Nilgiris are perfect to use as base as the fine liquor does not cloud but stays perfectly clear and bright.

This tea is best brewed with water straight off the boil, for 3-5 minutes in a teapot. you can Buy this Tea Online