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Special Nilgiri clones
Whole leaf green tea
Our premium whole leaf green tea from Nilgiri mountains situated in the western ghats of south India is excellent to kickstart your day with. We really enjoy the depth of flavors in this excellent green tea. Sweet and light, like a bouquet of freshness, this green tea is delicious and full of healthy antioxidants. It can be steeped multiple times, with each infusion bringing different layers of beautifully soothing aromas and flavors.
The tea is hand plucked and then pan roasted to stop oxidation. It is then rolled and twisted with the help of small roller machines and later dried. This beautiful tea has wiry twirls and abundant artistic silver tips. Our Nilgiri Green Tea is an absolute beauty and a definite must try!
Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 4
2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)
120-150 ml ( 4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 - 2/3rd cup of water at 80°C - 85°C (or 175°F - 185°F)
This tea works great for the gongfu style as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.
We recommend 5 gm of tea
100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).
One of the oldest mountain ranges, the beautiful Nilgiri Hills, is a part of the Western Ghats and is situated at an elevation of 3000 to 9000 ft. These mountains are spread across the borders of Tamilnadu, Karnataka, and Kerala - states in the southern part of India. Picturesque with its smoky haze, rolling grasslands, dense sholas, waterfalls, and vast expanse of tea plantations, the Nilgiris are a truly breathtaking kaleidoscope of visual treats. The Nilgiris, also known as the Blue Mountains, are named after the blue strobilanthes flower that grows in the area. The region is dotted with Blue Gum and Eucalyptus trees and spices like cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. These hills are home to the pastoral Toda tribe and tea gardens that create the famous Nilgiri tea. The teas are known for their slightly fruity and minty flavor. The growing season in Nilgiri is unique. The teas are harvested all year round as they experience two monsoons each year. With beautiful aromas and mellow flavors, Nilgiri teas are refreshing and can be enjoyed any time of the day.
The Nilgiri marten lives in the hills of the Nilgiris and parts of the Western Ghats. It is the only marten species native to southern India. Owing to its reclusive nature, it is extremely hard to study. It is listed as vulnerable with only 1,000 species left in the wild.