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I do believe this is my first green tea from Nilgiri, I’ve had a few of the blacks which I’ve enjoyed.

Upon opening the package, this tea smells very fresh and vegetal. I steeped this in my regular infuser mug method and got a very light olive colored liquor. There are some interesting things going on with this tea. I am definitely getting the straw/hay type of taste along with some light vegetal notes. The finish is where this tea has all of the fruitiness. It has a bit of a mild astringency but nothing overwhelming.

I’m not sure if I could justify buying this again due to the price – $19.60 for 125 grams is a lot when I’m not terribly impressed with the tea and you can get a nicer Chinese green tea for less money. I haven’t had any green teas so far from India that have totally blown me away, but the Jun Chiyabari Estate green teas from Nepal are definitely worth checking out in my opinion.

I’m glad that I tried this though. It is definitely different from other green teas I’ve had in the past.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Doug F

It’s funny you’re drinking this today, because I’m trying a Ceylon green from Upton that I really like. Check out my note!

TeaBrat

nice… yours sounds better than mine. :)

Doug F

It’s delicious. I’m sure I’ll be ordering more before it runs out.

ScottTeaMan

Another green tea review coming soon. :))

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Doug F

It’s funny you’re drinking this today, because I’m trying a Ceylon green from Upton that I really like. Check out my note!

TeaBrat

nice… yours sounds better than mine. :)

Doug F

It’s delicious. I’m sure I’ll be ordering more before it runs out.

ScottTeaMan

Another green tea review coming soon. :))

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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