Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Nilgiri Thiashola SFTGFOP1 estate black tea from the “ Blue Mountains” of South India. This organic tea estate produces some fine loose leaf black teas. Thiashola was the first Nilgiri Tea Garden established in the 1830's. Initially cultivated by Chinese prisoners of war who had been captured by the Bristish during the Opium Wars. This Nilgiri Tea is a fresh good bodied tea with a multicoloured uneven leaf. When brewed you get a lovely copper red liquor with a fresh scent of flowers. Nilgiri Thiashola Tea Estate SFTGFOP1
Type of Tea - Black Tea Orthodox (Organic).
Origin - Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu State, South India.
Altitude - Thiashola Estate is at an elevation of 6500 feet above sea level.
Leaf Grade - Super Fine Tippy Golden FloweryOrange Pekoe 1. A multi coloured uneven leaf .
Harvest - This is a 2nd flush tea, hand picked in the January 2015.
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 character with a good fresh flavour, good body and an aroma of fresh flowers.
Colour in Cup - Coppery red.
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 SFTGFOP1 or the lovely large leaf Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe from the Paralai Tea Estate.
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.