I actually tried this yesterday, but I had to confirm who put it out with the person who gave it to me. This is the first single estate Nilgiri I’ve ever tried, and it singlehandedly proved to me that the region gets a bum rap. This is not a low quality tea. In fact, in terms of malt, astringence and body, it could give even the heartiest of Assams a run for their money. Of course, that might be due to the way I brewed it. I wasn’t really paying attention. It was strong, port wine-like on first bite, had a dry character in the middle, but settled nicely. A wonderful surprise.