Review: JING Tea Nilgiri Frost

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Its OK"The taste is that of bread, peaches and apples with an underlying flavor that reminds me of a beer. Definitely interesting. As it cools, the liquor develops not a bitterness but more of a hoppy taste."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 6.2/10
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After a couple weeks of recovering from surgery on my right arm and drinking what my coffee loving husband considers tea I am definitely up for some real properly prepared tea. And anything from Jing Tea tends to be a real treat. They are a British company that only tends to carry exceptional teas and I have been rather impressed by everything that I have tried from them in the past.

Just looking at the leaves of my sample I can tell that I am in for an unusual experience. Nilgiri is a black tea yet the leaves range in color from a light green to dark olive to copper. They don't look like they have undergone a full oxidation at all. The aroma is grassy with hints of vanilla and apples.

I set up a pot to brew using boiling water and a steep time of three minutes. The resulting liquor is the color of old gold reminding me more of an oolong with a heavier oxidation then a black tea. The aroma is sweet reminding me of a blend of peaches and apples with brown sugar.

This tea has more body then I expected with a medium mouthfeel and a slightly grainy texture. The taste is that of bread, peaches and apples with an underlying flavor that reminds me of a beer. Definitely interesting. As it cools, the liquor develops not a bitterness but more of a hoppy taste.

This is a tea that I can really see appealing to people that also enjoy a mug of beer just not for myself as I don't particularly care for barley or hops. It is a lighter tea that could be enjoyed in the afternoons without your boss looking askance at you.

— To purchase JING Tea Nilgiri Frost, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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