Nilgiri has a light to medium body with a rich subtle flavour.
One of the few black teas that is suited to morning, noon and night.
Hailing from southern India, the word Nilgiri literally means 'Blue Mountains'.
Nilgiri is very forgiving and can't really be oversteeped.
It stands up well with milk and sugar.
Can be enjoyed with or without milk.
Preparation: Use approximately 1 heaped teaspoon per cup. Pour over freshly boiled water and cover. Leave to stand for 3-5 minutes. Dispose of the used tea leaves.
Use with a tea strainer or tea pot to avoid the mess.
We are enjoying our latest purchase of Nilgiri tea. It has a light colour and a pleasant fresh taste which seems at its best if you let it brew for just over three minutes. Beats the Ceylon teas.
I was always fond of the Ceylon teas, until I came across Nilgiri in the Pumphreys kiosk in the Grainger market; it is better than Nuwara Eliya. I get it in 1 kg packets from the Pumphreys delivery system. Let it brew for 3-4 minutes , and drink it with a little milk - very refreshing.
We have just opened our new packet of Nilgiri tea. Light and refreshing - let it brew for just 3 or 4 minutes. Thank you again, Pumphrey's.
We have just started on our latest 1kg packet of Nilgiri tea (Lot 380, week 5 to be precise). Nilgiri is a pleasant light-flavoured tea which is at its best when brewed in a teapot for about 4 minutes. We have been drinking it for several years now. Before that we drank Nuwara Eliya, but this is nicer. I haven't come across it anywhere else but Pumphreys.