Nilgiri Tea GBOP

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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions

This Nilgiri Tea GBOP has a bold smoothness like no other. Some choose to blend it with Assam or Ceylon Tea for a relaxed afternoon in the garden. We, however, like this delicious, wholesome beverage in its truest form. It comes from the Nilgiri hills of South India, growing at altitudes between 1,000 and 2,500 metres above sea level. The conditions make for perfect Tea. But don't just take our word for it. Discover for yourself with our Nilgiri Tea GBOP.

Arguably best of all, there are health benefits to be had from frequently drinking this Tea. According to modern science, Black Teas like Nilgiri Tea GBOP can improve health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways. When combined with an already healthy and active lifestyle, it can boost the metabolism of fat cells in the body. This, in turn, promotes weight loss. It can also improve cardiovascular health, aid digestion and even reduce the risks of cognitive decline.

What Does "GBOP" Mean?

"GBOP" stands for "Golden Broken Orange Pekoe". The term "Broken Orange Pekoe", in particular, refers to the leaves being broken into smaller pieces. This often boasts a stronger character in cup when compared to FOP ("Flowery Orange Pekoe").

Nilgiri Tea History

Nilgiri Tea from the Nilgiri hills of South India isn't perhaps as well known as Assam or Darjeeling Tea. Nevertheless, it still boasts a fascinating history. The word "Nilgiri" comes from the Sanskrit language and means "blue hill". This name refers to the blueness of the hillside when once every seven to twelve years, Kurinji flowers blossom and carpet the landscape with vibrant colour.

These hills, sometimes classified as mountains, stretch through the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The estates located here produce some 130 million kilos of Tea per annum. They have existed since the 1830s. The famous Indian monsoon rains arrive in the district during mid-summer, bringing floods and destruction but also life to the Tea gardens.

Unlike many Tea-growing regions, workers often harvest Tea during the winter months. These Teas have become known as "Frost Teas". Nilgiri traditionally manufactures CTC ("cut, tear, curl") Tea. With the increased demand, however, the region has started producing large leaf orthodox and organic Teas, also. The finished product is, put simply, exquisite. Why not find out today with our exceptional Nilgiri Tea GBOP?

Useful Information 

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu State, South India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: With milk or a slice of lemon. Some use this Tea as a base for Iced Tea.

Tasting Notes: Nilgiri Tea GBOP has a classic south Indian floral character with a fresh flavour.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with reddish highlights, dark in tone.

Nilgiri Tea Benefits

Most famously, drinking Black Teas can help to keep one alert and energised. This is because they have relatively high levels of caffeine; more so than Green Tea, Oolong Tea and White Tea. Regular consumption of Black Tea can also reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol; support the immune system; and reduce diabetes risks.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
  • Country

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