Nilgiri Frost Black Tea
The Origin StoryAn excitingly fresh black tea from the rolling hills of Parkside Estate in Nilgiri. Our Nilgiri Frost is testament to the skill and expertise found outside India’s better known regions of Darjeeling and Assam. Nilgiri Frost will appeal to green tea and Darjeeling tea drinkers alike. Its variegated leaf delivers a sweet infusion with notes of apple, brown sugar, honey and tropical fruits.
Nilgiri is an often overlooked Indian tea region, home to some delicious black teas
The Nilgiri are a range of mountains located at the junction of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala states in Southern India. Also known as the Blue Mountains, the densely forested hills were developed by the British as a hill-station retreat from summer heat. Teas grown here benefit from the rich ecology of the mountains and can be picked almost year-round owing to the relatively low altitudes.
CultivarCamelia Sinensis Sinensis
Engage Your Senses
Short lengths of dark wiry black tea sprinkled with slivers of green tea leaf
Clean, refreshing and grassy and particularly light for a black tea
In the Cup
A light, straw-yellow infusion
Light, sweet, crisp and refreshing with notes of tart-apple, honey and tropical fruit. A rewarding tea that develops over multiple infusions
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Nilgiri Frost Black Tea
Very simply, this is the best black tea I have ever tasted. Refreshing and sweet, just the job for a mid- morning pick-me-up.
Unique Honey Sweet Tea, Extremely RewardingThe rewarding quality of this tea greatly exceeded my expectations considering its price. This is one of those rare teas that is an instant mood-changer! It should be reserved for the end of a stressful day, and then used as the ultimate reward to oneself. It will bring sweet dreams. It seems to have all the qualities of a very high grade oolong such as the wonderful Oriental Beauty Supreme from Taiwan, but at a significantly lower cost. It hardly seems right to call it black tea, as it has a very high proportion of green and lightly oxidised leaves, and after brewing, the leaves seem predominantly green.This tea is full of surprises, it produces multiple infusions of high quality, with the smooth uplifting qualities of a fine black, which seems to be laced with a little honey. There are strong hints of apple and barley sugar, which vary to pineapple and mango with honey. This is very easy to brew, and will deliver three beautiful infusions, each slightly different, but wonderful from start to finish. The producers should be very proud of this.