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Nilgiri Frost

Crisp, Sweet, Refreshing

A crisp light and refreshing black tea from the Nilgiri Hills
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Nilgiri Frost Black Tea

The Origin Story
An 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.
India - Nilgiri

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.

  • Cultivar
    Camelia Sinensis Sinensis
  • Oxidisation Level
  • Picked

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

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

Make the Perfect Cup of Nilgiri Frost


Measure 3g or 1tbsp per cup (250ml)

Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 100°C


Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min

You can infuse this tea once


Nilgiri Frost Black Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by William Dennett
    The best black tea?
    by William Dennett
    Rating: 5 stars
    The best 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.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Steven Thomas
    Unique Honey Sweet Tea, Extremely Rewarding
    by Steven Thomas
    Rating: 5 stars
    Unique Honey Sweet Tea, Extremely Rewarding
    The 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.