Nilgiri Select Black Tea

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4 ratings
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Brand:Wegmans
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Nilgiri, India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 24, 2011

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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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.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 closer to my location in the city.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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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.

I also think it's reminiscent of a Hubei Keemuns that I tried, that was produced by Rishi Tea. It has a balanced overall character, some maltiness and dried fruit, with some of the light, rice-like qualities that I find more in Ceylon teas. It's a smooth tea for how dark and rich it is: there was only a little bitterness, more if brewed longer, but very little astringency either way. If you brew longer, it's rather tangy, in a pleasing way. Finish has a clean, cool quality suggestive of stone or slate, contrasting with the warm overall character of this tea.

I recommend brewing a full 5 or 6 minutes: this tea will not become too bitter or astringent, and longer brewing brings out a pleasant bite, and makes for a richer aroma as well.

Exceptionally reasonable price given the quality.
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