Nilgiri Tea FBOP Paralai Organic

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

Nilgiri Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Organic Tea from the Paralai Tea Estate . A good bold strong tea from the Nilgiri Hills of South India. Nilgiri's are smoother than the neighbouring Ceylon Teas and not quite as heavy or dark as the Assam Teas. This is an excellent quality Nilgiri with a good orthodox leaf. A pleasant Afternoon Tea.

Nilgiri FBOP Paralai Organic Tea

Type of Tea : Black Tea Orthodox (Organic).

Origin : Valparai, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu State, South India.

Altitude : Paralai Estate is at an elevation of between 1100 and 1200 meters above sea level.

Leaf Grade : Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe.

Harvest : This is a mid seasons tea, hand picked in the June 2014.

Brewing Guide : Use boiling water (100 degrees) , infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve : With Milk or with a Slice of Lemon. Can be used as a base for making Iced Tea.

Tasting Notes : Classic South Indian Floral taste, medium in strength.

Colour in Cup : Dark reddish coppery liquor.

Pack sizes available :  50g, 125g, 250g, 500g, 1 Kilo. ( We pack everything fresh to order, nothing is off the shelf ! ). We pack all our teas in a unique material which combines card and foil, regarded as the best for retaining freshness and quality.

Storage : Airtight container.

Health Benefits : Drinking Black Teas help to keep you alert and energised. Black Teas have relatively high levels of caffeine, more than green teas, oolongs and white teas. Black Teas contain antioxidants that help to protect the body. Regular drinking of black teas may help to reduce cholesterol, diabetes and kidney stones. Research into the benefits of tea are ongoing.

Mr Smith's advice on similar teas that you might like : Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate FBOP  or the lovely large leaf Orange Pekoe from the Glendale Tea Estate.

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The Nilgiri Hills History - Nilgiri Teas are one of India's most famous teas with the first tea estates dating back to the 1830's. The word Nilgiri is derived from Sanskrit meaning blue hill. The Teas are grown across an area of South India in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Nilgiri Teas are high grown in what is sometimes called the Blue Mountains. Named such because of the Kurinji Flower that blossoms once every seven to 12 years carpeting the hillsides of the Nilgiris with a vibrant blue colour. There are hundreds of tea estates producing over 130 million kilo's per annum. Grown at altitudes varying between 1,000 metres and 2,500 metres. The famous Indian monsoon rains arrive in the district in mid summer, bringing floods and destruction but also life to the tea gardens. Traditionally a lot of ctc has been manufactured which is the small cut leaf grade (ctc. cut – tear – curl) used for tea bagging. With increasing demand for large leaf orthodox teas and organic teas we are seeing more of the higher grades of tea being processed. Some of the best teas are picked during the winter months and are referred to as “Frost Teas”.

Nilgiri Teas are bright with fragrant notes. The highest orthodox grades are known for having soft fruity notes and flowery aromas. Can be drunk with milk but black with a slice of lemon is very refreshing. Often used for blending with tea from other Indian districts.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Evening
  • Country