|"The flavor is fresh and brisk, certainly a good choice for a morning cup, but without being heavy on the palate. "|
I used boiling water and infused the leaves for three and a half minutes. The brewed tea did not turn as dark as I had expected, but instead took on a reddish-amber hue that perhaps indicated the medium-bodied nature of this tea. The flavor is fresh and brisk, certainly a good choice for a morning cup, but without being heavy on the palate. This tea has a fresh/green flavor that I found somewhat comparable to the freshness of a first flush Darjeeling. This one is a self-drinker, requiring nothing be added for enjoyment of this tea, although I do suppose that adding milk and/or sugar would not take away from the experience.
Overall, this is an excellent black tea and a great example of what the Nilgiri region has to offer. I would say this ranks at or among the very top of all Nilgiri teas I have sampled. My only concern about this tea is that it can brew a little strong to the poing of being bitter, so you should pay careful attention to the steep time so it is not over-steeped.
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