Nilgiri Blue

Black Tea
Origin: Ooty, Nilgiri Mountains, South India

Full-bodied, smooth texture with a slightly woody and fruity flavor.

Buy in bulk or in 3.5 oz Classic Size Tins.

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About Nilgiri Blue:

The Nilgiris, or Blue Mountains, are a range of mountains in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There is a vibrant tea culture throughout this serene mountain range. Tea is grown at elevations of 1,000 to 2,500 meters. The landscape is quite unlike the rest of India, marked by rolling hills covered with dense vegetation and beautiful tea gardens. Many areas along these hills are preserved as natural forest reserves. High elevation teas like Nilgiri Blue tend to grow more slowly, developing a rich, fragrant sap within the leaves. This leads to particularly refined and nuanced flavors.

Nilgiri Blue is a high elevation tea grown at 6,500 feet in Coonoor, South India. The garden is recognized as one of India’s premier organic tea estates. Established in 1922, it remains firmly committed to sustainable cultivation methods and conservation of the local ecosystems.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Black Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Full-bodied, smooth texture with a slightly woody and fruity flavor.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
190°F (88°C)3-53-41

Videos and Links:

Nilgiri Tea Estate
Nilgiri Map