Review: JING Tea Nilgiri Frost

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Thumbs up!"Bright apple and tart citrus are balanced by down-to-earth herbal notes and a hint of grass."
Katie’s Teaview: 8.7/10
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The leaves of this tea are deceptive. Only mid-sized, though multi-coloured, they aren't exactly imposing, and they don't command your attention. But after you brew them at 212° for three minutes, the amber liquid they create snaps your spine straight with its beautiful complexity.

The cup's scent is a brilliant combination of fresh herbal notes backed by low earthy tones. Crisp and complex, the tea's bright apple and tart citrus are balanced by down-to-earth herbal notes and a hint of grass. The clean, fruity finish lingers gently on. Perfectly balanced flavours make this an amazing example of what Nilgiri teas can be.

One disappointing point is that, while JING says this holds up to a second steep, I found it had a strange aftertaste that really detracted. Because it was such a letdown after the first infusion, I may not even bother with the second from now on. Other than that minor complaint, however, I don't have any real objections to this leaf. It's a great Nilgiri, it's a great black tea, it's a great experience. Highly recommended.

— 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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