Let's talk Nilgiri

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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by geeber1 » Oct 23rd 08 4:28 pm

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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by Victoria » Oct 24th 08 6:18 pm

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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by geeber1 » Oct 24th 08 7:01 pm

Excellent idea! I'm in. :)

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by kymidwife » Oct 24th 08 7:07 pm

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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by Victoria » Oct 24th 08 7:17 pm

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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by Chip » Oct 24th 08 7:37 pm

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

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by geeber1 » Oct 24th 08 7:44 pm

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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by geeber1 » Oct 24th 08 7:46 pm

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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by Victoria » Oct 24th 08 7:48 pm

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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by kymidwife » Oct 25th 08 3:50 pm

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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by kymidwife » Oct 25th 08 4:20 pm

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

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by geeber1 » Oct 25th 08 4:59 pm

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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by Salsero » Oct 25th 08 5:06 pm

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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by caligatia » Oct 25th 08 6:51 pm

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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by geeber1 » Oct 27th 08 1:24 am

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

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