Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The Nilgiri Tea estate of Tiger Hill is located high in the Blue Mountains of South India. Tiger Hill lies at an altitude of around 2500 metres and benefits from ideal climatic conditions along with a very fertile soil to create some of the finest Nilgiri Teas. This Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe grade tea is a fine quality medium bodied tea.
The liquor in cup is bright and brisk with a floral aroma. January is known for producing the best Nilgiri Teas of the season and this stunning production is first rate. Nilgiri FBOP Tiger Hill Tea Garden
Type of Tea - Black Tea Orthodox.
Origin - Tiger Hill, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu State, South India.
Altitude - Tiger Hill Estate is at an elevation of between 4000 and 6500 feet above sea level.
Leaf Grade - Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe.
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 depth of flavour.
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 Thiashola Estate SFTGFOP1 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.
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