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Nilgiri, India

Wikipedia: The_Nilgiris_District | Official Government Website: nilgiris.nic.in 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2017 

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About Nilgiri, India

Tea Plantations Near Ooty, Nilgiri, Photo © Anne Roberts, CC BY 2.0.
Nilgiri is a district in southern India in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is an important tea-producing region, probably the next most well-known in India after Darjeeling and Assam. The region is mountainous, and teas are grown at high altitudes giving them a high-grown character. The term "Nilgiri" also refers to a range of mountains that runs into the bordering state of Kerala. Some tea is also grown in Kerala, in the region bordering Nilgiri.

Like most of India, Nilgiri is best known for its black teas, although it also produces green teas. Upton Tea Imports describes Nilgiri teas as being similar to Ceylon tea, yet with a distinctive character.[1] This is true of typical teas from this region, but the area also produces other teas, including black teas that slightly resemble Darjeeling teas in having a lighter character, as well as green and oolong artisan teas.

References:

1. Upton Tea Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 3, Summer, 2009, pp. 17.


Styles of Tea Produced in Nilgiri, India

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

Best Nilgiri Teas

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

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Nilgiri Select Black Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
44
4 Ratings
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Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea First Flush (Organic)

Brand:Golden Tips
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
65
4 Ratings
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Korakundah Estate Nilgiri FOP Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
41
3 Ratings
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Organic Green Tea

Brand:Trader Joe's
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
2 Ratings
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Nilgiri SFTGFOP

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

Top-Rated Nilgiri 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
65
4 Ratings
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Nilgiri Select Black Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
44
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
41
3 Ratings

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