2014 Glendale Twirl (Spring) Nilgiri Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Lemon, Muscatel, Astringent, Floral, Fruity, Grapes, Orchid, Perfume, Rose, Sweet, Tropical
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Loose Leaf
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 g 7 oz / 207 ml

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  • “Oh my, Yum! I came into work this morning not sure what I wanted to drink. I have several teabox teas from DonkeyTiera and thought maybe I could dig into one of these this morning. I wasn’t...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m quickly becoming a fan of these Glendale teas. Others’ descriptions are spot on: the muscatel (and light body) of a first flush darjeeling with a unique papaya/coconut/mango element that...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Really nice black tea, not a super black, I would even say more like a oolong. Notes of muscatel and lemon with faint florals remind me of Darjeeling. Although this tea seems out of place, it is...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “I was very surprised by this tea, it was nothing like the last Nilgiri I tried. The color was very light, and the scent was floral. The flavor was kind of muscatel and earthy…tasted a lot like a...” Read full tasting note
    85

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This new year our unique speciality teas from Glendale which have the delicate tender leaf carefully twisted and rolled to give the full flavour of the leaf into the cup which is marked by elegant and fresh aroma exotic fruity and floral with spiced herbal note which develops with finesse into a long revealing floral aftertaste.

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Oh my, Yum! I came into work this morning not sure what I wanted to drink. I have several teabox teas from DonkeyTiera and thought maybe I could dig into one of these this morning. I wasn’t expecting much. When I hear Nilgiri for some reason I think plane black tea, but boy was I wrong. This is really good this morning. My first few sips were strong and I was thinking spicy notes. As it cools I seem to get lemon mixed with a tad bit of floral. Completely wield and complex and oh so what I needed this morning. Thank you DonkeyTiera for the swap!

keychange

I love being pleasantly surprised like that!

BigDaddy

I was equally as surprised, I purchased the collection series of Nilgiris from Teabox and found green and oolong teas in the bag too.

TeaTiff

KeyChange I love being suprised. My wallet sometimes doesn’t like it though. It tends to lead me to buy more of a given type or from a given company. BigDaddy I was looking at some of their sample packs or the small monthly club. It is good to know that you get to try a few extras too.

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I’m quickly becoming a fan of these Glendale teas. Others’ descriptions are spot on: the muscatel (and light body) of a first flush darjeeling with a unique papaya/coconut/mango element that reminds me of tropical lifesavers. Yes there is some astringency but I’m willing to live with it given the uncommon and intriguing blend of flavors.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Really nice black tea, not a super black, I would even say more like a oolong. Notes of muscatel and lemon with faint florals remind me of Darjeeling. Although this tea seems out of place, it is very pleasant on the palate with a modicum of astringency.

Flavors: Lemon, Muscatel

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I was very surprised by this tea, it was nothing like the last Nilgiri I tried. The color was very light, and the scent was floral. The flavor was kind of muscatel and earthy…tasted a lot like a Darjeeling tea to me, with a little sweetness as well. Nilgiri teas are definitely more diverse than I thought! Thanks for the sample, donkeytiara!

donkeyteaarrrraugh

You are very welcome! It was one of those fascinating teas that I wish everyone could try so that they could know what Nilgiris can be! Glad you enjoyed it!

Mike

It definitely makes me want to explore Nilgiri teas more! Overall, it definitely seems like one of the more underrated kinds of tea!

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So I’ve been a bit obsessed with DAVIDs’ very limited Blue Mountain Twirl, which is a green tea from the Glendale estate. It’s very unique and delicious and gone from stores. (I stocked up but it won’t last forever.) So I’ve been really excited to have a lot of Glendale teas in my Teabox sampler.

The dark amber liquor smells amazing. Very fruity and very floral.

On the palate it’s both juicy and perfumey. There are some grape notes and something vaguely tropical, that lend a certain sweetness to the cup. The floral is somewhere between orchid and rose.

Just a touch astringent, not unpleasant.

While this is quite different from Blue Mountain Twirl, it’s very lovely.

Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Fruity, Grapes, Orchid, Perfume, Rose, Sweet, Tropical

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
yyz

Worse comes to worse Anlina you could try contacting the estate and see if they will sell to you directly. http://www.glendalegreentea.com/products.aspx

raven22

LOVE Blue Mountain Twirl!

Anlina

Oh thanks for the suggestion yyz!

donkeyteaarrrraugh

I purchased 100g of this tea because it was so “delightful” (best word I can think of for it!) If you’d like to swap for some more, let me know!

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