Nilgiri "Woodlands"

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Green Wood, Smoke, Sugarcane, Astringent, Bitter, Malt, Fruity, Cinnamon
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Anlina
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 7 oz / 221 ml

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  • “Nigiri Woodlands : Welp, I honestly don’t usually have just straight black tea, so I can’t really compare one from another. I’m hoping that I can get a baseline soon though. I know enough to able...” Read full tasting note
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  • “HGTTB not too shabby. I have had other instances of this tea from other companies before, so going in to it i knew it wasn’t going to be my favourite sort of black tea. However, this one isn’t...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “I already use Nilgiri as my everyday black, so I picked this one out to see if it was different. The leaves are small BoP, mine are usually a lot thicker and longer. The aroma was way better than...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “Hidden Gems TTB #11 Wow, this stuff is potent! Super strong and malty with a dense, “chewy” sort of flavor. I followed my standard parameters for black tea (3-minute steep at 205F) but I’m thinking...” Read full tasting note
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From Cornelia Bean

Fine organic black tea from the Blue Mountains in the south of India. The gardens in Nilgiri produces a deliciously floral, well balanced and pleasant tea.

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6 Tasting Notes

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45 tasting notes

Nigiri Woodlands :
Welp, I honestly don’t usually have just straight black tea, so I can’t really compare one from another. I’m hoping that I can get a baseline soon though.

I know enough to able to smell that it’s a black tea, at least. Hrmm…. Malty and dark, but with this brewing time, very little astringency, I can certainly see how it would threaten to get bitter with a longer steep though. I get the barest hint of smoke that’s mentioned if I really try, but I was hoping for a bit more. So, lots of malt and wood, not a lot of smoke, with a sweetness carrying it. The further I get into the cup, the more dry it leaves my tongue.

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9758 tasting notes

HGTTB not too shabby. I have had other instances of this tea from other companies before, so going in to it i knew it wasn’t going to be my favourite sort of black tea. However, this one isn’t bad…it’s just not what i prefer. It’s bold, and strong but there’s also an astringency here that i’m not a fan of.

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503 tasting notes

I already use Nilgiri as my everyday black, so I picked this one out to see if it was different. The leaves are small BoP, mine are usually a lot thicker and longer. The aroma was way better than the variety that I use. The stem rising from my cup smells of a cabin in the Yukon territory. I can hint at large maple trees, cinnamon and undertones of cured leather. The taste is somewhat different. It has a dominant sweet flavor. I can taste green pine and sugarcane. This is an interesting brew and very surprising. I always enjoy tea that makes me reconsider my expectations.

Flavors: Green Wood, Smoke, Sugarcane

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Hidden Gems TTB #11

Wow, this stuff is potent! Super strong and malty with a dense, “chewy” sort of flavor. I followed my standard parameters for black tea (3-minute steep at 205F) but I’m thinking a shorter steep time would benefit this particular tea, as it came out slightly bitter and quite astringent.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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894 tasting notes

This is a sip down, and while it’s better than my previous cup, I’m still okay with it being out of my cupboard. A 2:15 min steep yielded a strong tasting cup with only a hint of astringency, and a good balance of malty and tart fruity flavours, with a touch of cinnamon.

Bumping up my rating a bit, but I probably wouldn’t buy this again, as there are just so many other Nilgiri blacks that are more noteworthy.

Flavors: Astringent, Cinnamon, Fruity, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mike

I’ll have to find some good Nilgiri teas to try…any recommendations for starters? I was thinking maybe a Harney & Sons bagged tea to start, then a move to a loose leaf tea.

Anlina

Hmm… one of my favourite teas ever is a Nilgiri, but unfortunately it’s not available any more (DAVIDsTEA Blue Mountain Twirl.) I’ve had some other excellent teas from the same estate – Glendale.

I’d say check these out. I really enjoyed all of them.

http://steepster.com/teas/teabox/49373-2014-glendale-twirl-spring-nilgiri-black-tea
http://steepster.com/teas/teabox/55969-adderley-exotic-twirl-autumn-nilgiri-black-tea
http://steepster.com/teas/teabox/54841-glendale-exotic-autumn-nilgiri-green-tea

Mike

Great! Thanks so much! Getting excited about another Teabox order! :)

Mike

I think I might start with that first one!

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