Nilgiri Coonoor organic

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Dandelion, Drying, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Wood, Astringent, Malt, Berries, Milk, Raspberry, Sweet, Tannic
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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 11 oz / 318 ml

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From Camellia Sinensis

These large, dark, metallic leaves come from the blue mountains of the Nilgiris, in Southern India. It is a stunning example of a tea from this category and is sure to please fans of light and aromatic black teas. Fruity (candied papaya, peach) and lightly floral (osmanthus) bouquet. On the palate, the bright liquor shows well-structured tannins and possesses spicy (pepper, coriander seed), fruity (orange zest, preserved fruit) and slightly malty aromas. The soft finish is long with nicely balanced fruity tannins.

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328 tasting notes

At first when I made this, I probably used too much leaf and not enough water. The result was overpowering and bitter. Anyway, I brewed a new batch in a tall glass mug with plenty of water (slightly more than 1 cup). Moving on to the tasting notes. ;)

Smelling the liquor on this second attempt, I feel relieved that it doesn’t smell bitter or pungent in any way. It has a nice floral scent, and the liquor is a light orange-yellow.

Taking my first sip, I’m again comforted in knowing I brewed this better. Drinking more, I taste something floral, spices, something like fuzzy peach, soft malty flavour, and light tea flavour. During the aftertaste a very floral lavender flavour lingers.

I never usually brew a full cup or more of water when I make tea, so I’ll keep that in mind when I brew this. Anyway, I’m very pleased with the results and it was entertaining to watch the long twisted leaves in a tall glass. Very good tea, it met and then exceeded my expectations.

290 ml of water in a glass mug, 2 tsp (hard to scoop the tea leaves, so I dunno), 1 steep

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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149 tasting notes

This is a very nice, high grade, Nilgiri tea. Beautiful aroma when I opened the bag, tea had a softer taste than I expected. Umami and wintergreen taste with a subtle hint of freshly cut grass. Fresh green pepper (before it has been dried).

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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377 tasting notes

Today marks one year since I joined Steepster, and I couldn’t be more happier about that choice. This has been such a great experience, and I am always happy to be surrounded by crazy tea freaks like me. I am super excited for next year, for I have learned so much in 2015. I am soooo pumped for spring harvest! Anyways, I toast my cup to another fruitful year steeped in fancy smancy tea!

This has been eyeing me lately, and I was deciding if I should give it away or keep it. I opened the punch and gave it one sniff, and I got my answer. This tea smells so good! The aroma was intense fresh fruits with a crisp sweetness. It actually reminded me of fruity pebbles when you first open the bag. I warmed my gaiwan up and dumped these sugary treats inside. The aroma immediately transformed. Now, I was picking up heavier tones of sweet malt, dry chocolate, raspberry, and wet mahogany. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The leaves turn a beautiful pale yellow jade which caught my attention. The drink itself is fairly good, but it wasn’t as grand as the dry leaf aroma. The taste begins light and sweet with a prominent woody flavor. The brew then moves into some dandelion and honey with a tangy dryness. This was a very light and smooth drink, and I really liked it. The taste finishes with some astringency and a woody tone. The qi is slight and just a basic energy burst the lingers in the eyes and moves around clearing up the head. I liked this, but I think it might be better brewed western.

Flavors: Dandelion, Drying, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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my other half better appreciate me. We got him a bike before the wedding, now he’s getting a car and he volunteered to dog sit for 4 days…at our place. sheesh! lol the things i let him get away with. Finished off this tea today and it was an enjoyable cup. Still have a bunch of sipdowns i want to try and get through over the next three days. but i’m glad that some of those cups will be tasty cups of tea like this one.

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1429 tasting notes

It smells like roasted nuts and chocolate, malty. It tastes mostly the same, with a hint of astringency at the end. This is a beautiful tea, although I’m not getting anything floral or fruity like some of the other reviews.

4 minutes, 1.5 tsp, 12 oz water

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My friend ordered this in their teahouse. I had a sip of it and had to bring home some for myself.

Large, stiff, tightly rolled leaves. The aroma of raspberries and cream rises to meet your nose.

Brewing retains those berry aromas and a touch of sweet milkiness, while adding a bit of maltiness and a little bite of astringency and bitterness. The texture is silky smooth and medium-thin.

This would be an excellent breakfast tea, if you like yours a bit on the lighter side. Superb with milk (and sugar, if you wish). A nice example of an Indian black tea with that touch of tart berry giving it something unique.

Flavors: Berries, Malt, Milk, Raspberry, Sweet, Tannic

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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