Brewed per Arbor Teas’ recommendation: “one generous tsp.” / 8 oz. / 212*F / 3 to 5-min. without sweeteners, milk or cream.
Dry leaf: Uniform short length, chocolate brown
Fragrance: Reminded me of fine pipe tobacco
Liquor: Clear & coppery
3 min. Initial taste: The tea was smooth and medium-bodied w/o any bitterness or astringency.
4-Min.: Full-bodied w/o any bitterness. However, a light level of astringency was noted.
1.5 tsp. / 8oz. / 195F / 3 min.* The clear, lively, coppery liquor is now medium dark. This Nilgiri is brisk without any hint of bitterness or astringency.
Impression: The flavor is very smooth, simple, and enjoyable. Your teacup will be empty before you realize it. Well done!
Thanks to Aubrey at Arbor Teas for providing this generous size free sample.