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Nilgiri Green Twirl
Nilgiri Green Twirl
Nilgiri Green Twirl
Nilgiri Green Twirl
Nilgiri Green Twirl
  • SKU: NGT01

Nilgiri Green Twirl

Whole leaf and twisted green tea from the Nilgiri mountains of South India. Notes of sweet cream, spinach, artichoke, edamame, squash, grass, soba, seaweed, wildflowers and citrus.
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 Nilgiri

Origin

Nilgiri

Season - Spring

Season

Spring

Altitude -  6500 ft

Altitude

6500 ft

Cultivar - Special Nilgiri clones

Cultivar

Special Nilgiri clones

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Tea Type

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!

Dry leaves

Olive in color with beautiful wiry twists and abundant silvery buds. Sweet floral, citrus and grassy notes.

Wet leaves

Sage in color with notes of leafy greens, grass and grapefruit.

Tea liquor

Transparent with a pale yellow color and sweet grass and citrus aromas. The tea has a good mouthfeel, medium bodied, with a mineral texture, mild-medium astringency and a lingering aftertaste. It is balanced with sweet, salt, sour, bitter and some umami. Initial notes are more citrus with grapefruit and sweet grass, followed by leafy greens, artichoke, squash, soba, seaweed, edamame, wildflowers and cream.

Tasting Profile

Fruity - grapefruit
Floral - wildflowers
Ocean - seaweed
Nutty & Milky - creamy
Vegetal - spinach, artichoke, edamame, squash, grass

Caffeine Level

Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level

Low

Make the perfect tea

Steeping Instructions

Western Style

Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 4

1
Quantity
Quantity

2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)

2
Temperature
Temperature

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)

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • 1st infusion:1-2 minutes
    Pour and enjoy
  • 2nd infusion:30-45 seconds
  • 3rd infusion:30-45 seconds

Gongfu Style

This tea works great for the gongfu style as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.

1
Quantity
Quantity

We recommend 5 gm of tea

2
Temperature
Temperature

100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • Steep the tea for 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, and then maybe a minute each time until it loses flavor.
Nilgiri

Origin

Where your tea comes from

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.

Meet

Chaiwala Marten

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.

Chaiwala Marten

Customer Reviews

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Liz Azevedo
Great for Ice Brewing!

Ordered a sample and decided to try ice brewing (koridashi) with it - turned out delicious, well-balanced between sweet, savory, and a pleasant astringency, and really brought out the umami notes. Would definitely buy again!

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