OPINION: Nilgiri Black Tea

Posted: December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Purchased from:  The Tea House, 15 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9PU

Price: £3.25 for 125g

http://www.theteahouseltd.com/ (Website currently being modernised – download the .PDF)


I had never tried a Nilgiri tea before and at that price for a decent sized bag it seemed worth trying it. I bought this when I was still very new to loose tea and all I seemed to enjoy was black tea or rooibus. Opening it up I put two spoonfuls in my pot




This is quite a fine black tea but as you can see there is a lovely blend – next job…brew it!




This brews to a lovely colour, not quite as dark as an Assam but it does smell lovely as its brewing away




This is a really delightful black tea, it doesn’t pack the same punch as an Assam but it doesn’t have that astringency either. This is a lovely tea from India and works so well just on its own or with a spoonful of honey.

There’s no real dominant flavours but with this there doesn’t need to be. This is just a lovely simple black tea and at that price you can’t really fault it either.




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