Another sample I picked up at Whole Foods to try. When I first smelled it I was worried it would be too much like the dreaded darjeeling I don’t really care for. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a very mellow, slightly fruity and slighty chocolate-y tea. We drank this for breakfast and it was delicious. Very non-astringent without a hint of bitterness. I may have discovered a new favorite type of black tea!
This light-bodied black tea comes from the Blue Mountains (Nilgiri) in Southern India. Nilgiri produces a mellow liquor with a clean, fruity finish and is ideal for iced tea because of its low astringency and pleasant non-cloudy appearance.
South Indian Black Tea.