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Tamil Nadu, India

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Updated: Mar. 11, 2014 

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About Tamil Nadu, India | Tea-Producing Regions of Tamil Nadu, India | Styles of Tea Produced in Tamil Nadu, India | Best (Top-Rated) Teas

About Tamil Nadu, India

A tea garden on a sloped hillsideThe Manjolai tea estate, located in Tamil Nadu. Photo by Muthuraman99, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
Tamil Nadu is a state in south India. It is the eastern of the two southernmost states, and is bordered to the west by Kerala. The northwesternmost district in Tamil Nadu is Nilgiri, which is the most important tea producing district in this state, but tea is grown farther south as well.

As it spans a large region with diverse topography, the climate of Tamil Nadu is highly variable. The Western Ghats mountain range extends into the west of the state, which opens up into the Deccan Plateau to the east, eventually falling off gradually to the ocean on the east coast.

The mountains capture much of the rain from the South Asian monsoon, so the heaviest precipitation lands in the west, whereas the central regions are more arid. Farther east, along the coast, precipitation is slightly higher, but this area is still too arid for tea. Tea is thus only grown on the westernmost border of this state.

Nilgiri teas are widely available on the Western market, although nowhere near as well-known or available as teas from Assam and Darjeeling in northeast India. And single-origin teas from estates and gardens in Tamil Nadu outside Nilgiri are also occasionally available as well.

Tea-Producing Regions of Tamil Nadu, India

Styles of Tea Produced in Tamil Nadu, India

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Tamil Nadu, India.

Best Teas

The notion of the "best" teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Tamil Nadu, India, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea First Flush (Organic)

Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea First Flush (Organic)

Brand:Golden Tips
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
86
4 Ratings
Picture of Nilgiri Select Black Tea

Nilgiri Select Black Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
52
4 Ratings
Picture of Korakundah Estate Nilgiri FOP Black Tea

Korakundah Estate Nilgiri FOP Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
50
3 Ratings
Picture of TN73: Iyerpadi Estate FBOP Green Organic

TN73: Iyerpadi Estate FBOP Green Organic

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Korakundah Estate Organic FOP

Korakundah Estate Organic FOP

Brand:Chado Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea First Flush (Organic)

Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea First Flush (Organic)

Brand:Golden Tips
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
86
4 Ratings
Picture of Nilgiri Select Black Tea

Nilgiri Select Black Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
52
4 Ratings
Picture of Korakundah Estate Nilgiri FOP Black Tea

Korakundah Estate Nilgiri FOP Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
50
3 Ratings

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