Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Tamil Nadu, India
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Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
May. 16th, 2016
This tea is the most like a Darjeeling that I've ever had from outside Darjeeling and neighboring areas (like Nepal, Sikkim, etc.). It barely resembled other Nilgiri teas, so I'd recommend it more for people who like Darjeeling than people who like Nilgiri black teas.Read Full Review
Dry leaf looks wiry and robust, inconsistent le...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 9/10
Apr. 21st, 2015
I have been to Avaata Tea Estate in the Nilgiris in southern India. The natural tea leaves are perfect in shape and need not to be fermented. Each single sip of tea fills your mouth with sensation of fruits and flowers. Fairly sharp and extremely smooth flavor. Golden Tips Teas are doing great work to assemble best of ...Read Full Review
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Apr. 9th, 2015
Magnificent! Not quite what I would expect form green tea; definitely thought is was more reminiscent of high quality green oolongs.Read Full Review
I couldn't get enough of the vegetal flavor and buttery soupy texture. This was a thick tea, and practically a meal in itself.
Handles well over multiple steepings; I'm pretty sure...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Mar. 11th, 2015
This is one of the best green teas I've tried to come out of India, or anywhere outside China and Japan for that matter. It also tasted the most like a top-notch Chinese green tea, of any tea I've tried yet from India.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this tea is very loosely packed, consisting of whole, intact leaves which are lar...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Mar. 10th, 2015
The aroma of the rather large, pale, leaves is a bit light at first, but some good snuffling brings out the notes of fresh cut vegetation, baking bread, lima beans and green beans. This is another one of those teas that makes me hungry while sniffing it again.Read Full Review
The taste is unique, like a blend of a first flush Darje...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 8/10
Dec. 19th, 2014
An excellent, light-bodied black tea that was new and different for me. Prior to trying this tea, I had tried a handful of Nilgiri teas, but none had wowed me; most tasted a lot like generic black teas. This tea definitely stood out.Read Full Review
Brews up a light-colored cup, with a clear color, a lot like a second-flush Darje...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Jul. 7th, 2014
Purchased from The Tea Lab in Lakewood, Ohio, for the reasonable price of $5 an ounce.Read Full Review
This is one of those rare teas that I was super enthusiastic to try. Oolongs were historically not produced in India, and it's even rarer to find one produced anywhere outside of Darjeeling. This is the first Indian-grown oolong...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Tamil Nadu, India77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Mar. 9th, 2014
The aroma of the tea is quite sweet, blending notes of molasses and baking bread with a slight undertone of roasted peanuts. It is rich and warming, just what one expects from a black tea.Read Full Review
The taste is surprisingly sweet and creamy, it manages to be fairly smooth while also being brisk and a touch astringent. The ta...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
May. 31st, 2013
I received a sample of this - and as I don't often have time for loose tea I made a whole bunch and had 1 cup hot and the rest iced. It is a good smelling and OK tasting black tea. Not bitter - and easy to drink. Read Full Review
Leaves are broken finely.
Brewed it again for my 9 year old who likes it "British" with milk. Sh...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Apr. 10th, 2013
This is a standard black tea; it is mild, and not very complex. I let it sit for a good six minutes, and it still did not taste bitter or astringent. I think I would have preferred a richer tasting tea, but I still appreciate the quality of this one. Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Apr. 5th, 2013
This tea has a really sweet flavor. It tastes rich and strong, and not bitter at all. It's interesting. I like it. I added cream and sugar. Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Mar. 21st, 2013
I thought this tea was pretty good, it wasn't terribly outstanding, but it satisfied my craving for a basic black, and the price seemed reasonable. With the combined price and quality, I feel like this tea could compete and overthrow my regular bagged blacks any day. I would buy it again if there were a Wegmans close...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Feb. 23rd, 2013
This tea is good. It has a mild flavor, I think I would like it more if it were a little sharper, but it's still really good. I added cream and sugar. Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India57 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Feb. 1st, 2013
This tea had a very pleasant-smelling dry leaf, but I could not produce a satisfactory cup by brewing it: it struck me as weak. Dry leaf is relatively finely broken, but smells very pleasing, with hints of wintergreen.Read Full Review
I used a lot of leaf, but in spite of that, upon brewing, this tea came out quite weak. Aroma of...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Aug. 2nd, 2011
My first Nilgiri green tea.Read Full Review
This was an interesting tea, but it was weaker in aroma than I would have liked. Tangy flavor, with tones of lemon or lime in the aroma. A hint of grassy tones, and cooked vegetable aromas as well, like asparagus. Almost a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Very much unlike Chinese or Japa...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 10/10
May. 21st, 2011
Very smooth and subtle. Excellent flavor. If you enjoy a "delicate" cup of tea, you will love this.Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Mar. 7th, 2011
What a lovely aroma of fresh, woodsy, sweet florals. Both the dry and wet leaves give off this great scent. The tea liquor is a medium amber and has the very pleasant taste of what I might imagine would occur if the dry forest floor were brewable, crisp, smooth, sweet, somewhat earthy - the dry crisp earthy. Perhaps...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 6/10
Jan. 24th, 2011
This was my first Nilgiri tea. I have heard Nilgiris described as being similar to Ceylon and I can see this. It's definitely more similar to a a lower-elevation Ceylon than it is to any other Indian tea I've tried. I don't notice much high-grown character in this tea.Read Full Review
I also think it's reminiscent of a Hubei Kee...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Oct. 30th, 2010
A lovely tea. Almost delicate, almost sweet, almost berry-like. Not much like the Ceylon teas it supposedly resembles. I think it could stand up easily to it's big brother, Darjeeling.It is bright, but smooth, with no tannic overtones. It is also Organic!Read Full Review
Style: Green Tea – Region: Nilgiri, India60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Dec. 3rd, 2009
Fascinating, unique. Brews clear green. The aroma is dark and warm, and un-tea-like...it is almost like a good soup, with subtle spices and cooked vegetables.Read Full Review
Following Upton's brewing instructions, the flavor is mellow, smooth, and warm in character, with almost no bitterness...but lacking the crispness I like in ...
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