Monday, September 17, 2007

Nilgiri tea

Nilgiri tea (The Nilgiris means the "Blue Mountains") is very aromatic, flavorful tea grown in the southern part of the Western Ghats mountains of Southern India. Most production exists in the Nigil distric of Tamil Nadu state.
The tea has high "cuppage". It means that it provides a higher number of cups per measure. It is manufactured in so called CTC process. Leaves arepassed through a series of cylindrical rollers with hundreds of small sharp "teeth" that Crush, Tear, and Curl.
Nilgiri has a bright amber colour and a refreshing, delicate taste. Nunsch is good example of Nilgiri tea. It has large leaves.
When brewing Nilgiri tea you should use one tea spoon of loose tea per 180 ml (6 oz) of water. The water should be boiled thoroughly before being poured. Wait for 4 to 5 minutes...

1 comment:

jeff said...

I am very familiar with this tea. I have enjoyed Nonsuch loose tea for several years. If you like iced tea, try this one it holds up really well when iced and does not turn cloudy like some other teas.