32 Tasting Notes
Will review again when I have another cup. The first time I tried it, I made a pot and it turned out quite well. A pleasant tea, possibly for an afternoon, very subtle flavours. The second time was with a ball infuser in a cup – I tried it after steeping about 3mins and it didnt seem ready, when I tried it again – possibly a little late 4.30-5 it had turned completely on me and was overly bitter.
Maybe when I get more proficient at exact steeping I will have another go!
As soon as I opened the foil packaging i was hit by the chocolately orange aroma of this tea. These flavours are present once the tea has been steeped also. I have tried it both with and without milk (personally, I prefer it without on reflection). It’s not overly astringent to be drunk black. With or without milk, the first taste is of floral oranges with a pleasant warm claylike afteraste. Highly recommended!
*Edit: I’ve just made myself a cup of this some two days after the above review. Today I steeped in cup, with the lid from my gaiwan on top (it fits one of my cups perfectly!) with leaves in a ball infuser. As opposed to the above review which was from a teapot. Anyways, I wanted to remark on the flavour, which above i described as chocolately orange. No – it’s pineapple today. Warming, sweet pineapple – i’m astonished I didn’t recognise it last time. Another beautiful cuppa… I urge you to buy some of this tea!
On opening the bag, I was struck with a strong aroma that seemed more akin to a parfumerie than a tea. Very flowery, both from the dry leaves and the steeped cup. Almost too perfumed. Tasted very like the base for a fruit tea. I’m eager to try some different Nilgiri’s to see whether they’re all like this – I’m guessing not.