Coonoor Nilgiri

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A unique new Nilgiri tea produced on Coonoor Estate, and a JING exclusive. This tea has a warm and fragrant aroma and a rich taste with hints of malt, caramel and orange peel.

Produced in small batches by a producer with 37 years of experience in the tea industry in a purpose built factory on Coonoor Estate in the Nilgiri Hills, Southern India. Only the finest leaves from 46 acre, organically certified area are used to produce this tea. No shortcuts are made in the production of this tea – it goes through many stages of traditional processing.

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Although I’ve heard it said that Nilgiri is not particularly to the taste of most English people, I’ve always been a fan. I grew up with it, and consider it to be the king of black teas (apart from Darjeeling, of course, which I really consider to be in a class of its own).

And of the Nilgiri’s I’ve tried, I consider this to be the best. I have it with breakfast every day, sans milk, of course (although it’s also fine with). It’s rich, nutty and aromatic, with a depth of complexity and several layers of tone. It’s very robust, but not at all bitter; there are no harsh tannins that one often detects from a strong black tea. Smooth and refreshing.

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