Let's talk Nilgiri


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Postby geeber1 » Oct 23rd, '08, 12:28

Victoria wrote: LOL, that's good! And now you know why I worry when in the description of a certain tea it states, "Makes a great Iced Tea".

Yeah, I guess they're not kidding when they say that. :)
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Postby Victoria » Oct 24th, '08, 14:18

I think we need to consider swapping samples of some of our Nilgiris here. No sense in everyone having to buy the same stuff. I have a couple new ones on the way and I own 3 presently. What do you all think? Maybe just list what we have and we can PM each other with sample swap options?
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Postby geeber1 » Oct 24th, '08, 15:01

Excellent idea! I'm in. :)
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Postby kymidwife » Oct 24th, '08, 15:07

I don't currently have any to swap but would be willing to order some... just need a list of what everyone else has to share so I won't duplicate.

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Postby Victoria » Oct 24th, '08, 15:17

Here's mine:

TeaSource: Nilgiri, Glendale Estate, Handmade

Tao of Tea: Neela
Tao of Tea: Nilgiri Blue

Stash: Kali Moti Black
Stash: Kali Zulph Black
Stash: Tiger Hill Estate Nilgiri
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Postby Chip » Oct 24th, '08, 15:37

I had no idea we had a Nilgiri cult on the forum :!: Good luck swapping.
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Postby geeber1 » Oct 24th, '08, 15:44

Here's my list:

Nilgiri, Glendale Estate
Nilgiri, Glendale Estate, Handmade
South Indian Iyerpadi OP, ORGANIC
Nilgiri Tamil Nadu Blend

You guys will have to give me some guidelines on swapping, how large a sample should I send?
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Postby geeber1 » Oct 24th, '08, 15:46

Chip wrote:I had no idea we had a Nilgiri cult on the forum :!: Good luck swapping.


Yeah, if our group gets larger we'll need a name ... Nilgirians? Nilgiriites?
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Postby Victoria » Oct 24th, '08, 15:48

I usually send enough for a couple of trys.

The gram weight would vary depending on the tea.


Chip wrote:I had no idea we had a Nilgiri cult on the forum :!: Good luck swapping.


It's all part of getting more interest growing for Black Teas!


I'd like to see this happen for Darjeelings too, but wow, that would be huge.

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Postby kymidwife » Oct 25th, '08, 11:50

Darjeeling swap might be better as a small box pass, exclusive to Darjeelings. Mmmmmm. I would contribute!

I'll see what sort of Nilgiri I can find that isn't already up for swap.

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Postby kymidwife » Oct 25th, '08, 12:20

OK I have 3 Nilgiri offerings from SpecialTeas coming...

Tiger Hill OP (CL)
Thiashola TGFOP1
Thiashola Organic SFTGFOP1

Probably not as nice as some of the others, but will be interesting to compare vendors and prices. I have been reasonably satisfied with most of my SpecialTeas experiences.

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Postby geeber1 » Oct 25th, '08, 12:59

kymidwife wrote:OK I have 3 Nilgiri offerings from SpecialTeas coming...

Tiger Hill OP (CL)
Thiashola TGFOP1
Thiashola Organic SFTGFOP1

Probably not as nice as some of the others, but will be interesting to compare vendors and prices. I have been reasonably satisfied with most of my SpecialTeas experiences.

Sarah

Yay! Looks like we'll all have a great selection after we're done trading! I'm sure the ones you ordered will be excellent!
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Postby Salsero » Oct 25th, '08, 13:06

I've had the Thiashola TGFOP1 and found it quite nice. You will all enjoy it. I will be curious what everyone has to say about the others.
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Postby caligatia » Oct 25th, '08, 14:51

I'm placing my first Tea Source order on the 5th, or thereabouts, and I'll be ordering some of the handmade Nilgiri. In the meanwhile, I am jealous of those of you with stuff to swap. :)
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Postby geeber1 » Oct 26th, '08, 21:24

http://www.holymtn.com/tea/blacktea.htm

This site has several Nilgiris that look interesting. Has anyone ordered from here?
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