Organic Nilgiri Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Indian Black Tea
Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth, Honey, Malt, Tea, Hay, Leather, Raisins, Smooth, Tobacco, Wood, Sweet, Warm Grass
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Sipdown from an older Sips By box. This was just OK. Like a slightly sweet Assam. Didn’t re-steep well, which is disappointing in a black tea. Apart from that, it was just another plain black tea....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another one from Sips By. Clearly they really wanted me to try some Indian black teas… XD I actually steeped this one twice, the first time with a conservative time of 2.5 minutes. It came out...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “Dark golden tea with a warm, almost leathery aroma. The first sip is almost shockingly sweet: reminiscent of honey. Warm dry grass on the follow through with a clean finish.” Read full tasting note
    95

From Bare Leaves

This bright and fragrant tea comes from the South Indian mountainous region of Nilgiri, which translates to “Blue Mountains.”

1 tsp | 208° f | 4 mins

Contains caffeine.

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Sipdown from an older Sips By box.
This was just OK. Like a slightly sweet Assam. Didn’t re-steep well, which is disappointing in a black tea. Apart from that, it was just another plain black tea. Not really memorable or worth repurchasing.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth, Honey, Malt, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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Another one from Sips By. Clearly they really wanted me to try some Indian black teas… XD

I actually steeped this one twice, the first time with a conservative time of 2.5 minutes. It came out quite bland, so I steeped a second cup for 4 minutes. I tend to err on the side of shorter steeps with Indian black teas, but maybe that’s not necessary for Nilgiri?

Anyway, it’s still rather lightly flavored. There is zero bitterness or astringency, which is rather shocking to me. Mostly there are soft notes of hay, malt, a bit of wood and earth near the end of the sip. Perhaps some tobacco and leather in there as well, and a hint of dark raisin. It reminds me a bit of a cross between Assam and a Chinese black tea?

Nothing spectacular, but very drinkable.

Flavors: Earth, Hay, Leather, Malt, Raisins, Smooth, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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38 tasting notes

Dark golden tea with a warm, almost leathery aroma.

The first sip is almost shockingly sweet: reminiscent of honey. Warm dry grass on the follow through with a clean finish.

Flavors: Honey, Sweet, Warm Grass

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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