Let's talk Nilgiri

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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Let's talk Nilgiri

by Victoria » Oct 14th 08 8:25 pm

What are your favorites and from where?
I have two very dear to my heart right now:

TeaSource - Nilgiri, Glendale Estate, Handmade

Gorgeous leaves, beautiful brew, a lovely cup!

http://teasource.com/merchant2/merchant ... ct_Count=1

And

ToT - Nilgiri Blue
http://www.taooftea.com/detail5-Nilgiri_Blue.html

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by omegapd » Oct 14th 08 9:47 pm

I haven't found one I liked yet...I was going to say you sent me one I liked, but I now think it was that Darjeeling Oolong that tasted so good and not a Nilgiri.

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by Victoria » Oct 14th 08 10:20 pm

Ack, I honestly can't remember, we have exchanged a bunch!
But I think you'd remember these leaves, they are very showy
and quite large and fluffy.

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by kymidwife » Oct 15th 08 1:26 am

Nilgiri is on my must-try list! You tempted me to go looking at TeaSource... but I am resisting for now, since I have a boatload of darjeeling coming soon.

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by geeber1 » Oct 15th 08 1:33 am

I've been wanting to try Nilgiri also, I need to wait until budget allows to order any. At this rate, it will probably be after Christmas. :cry:

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by Beidao » Oct 15th 08 7:52 pm

I have been drinking - and lowing - a medium quality Nilgiri. Now I'm very curious to try a really good one! I drank Nilgiri yesterday that was from the Chamraj estate, but it turned out to be really low quality.

From my tea-notes. "Low bitterness, a hint of sweetness. Some taste of roasted nuts and cocoa. The aftertaste lasts long and is a little bit dry but most of all pleasant. This is a "typical black tea" but oh so much more complex than most everyday blacks!"

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by Victoria » Oct 15th 08 8:37 pm

I am wrong in stating that Nilgiris have a flavor profile
more like a Darjeeling? Actually to me, being very
untrained, I can't tell the difference.

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by Salsero » Oct 15th 08 8:51 pm

Beidao wrote: I drank Nilgiri yesterday that was from the Chamraj estate, but it turned out to be really low quality.
I'm confused. You say it is a low quality, but your notes sound very positive. Are you talking about 2 different teas or are you saying that even a low quality Nilgiri is a good tea? Any tea that tastes good is pretty high quality in my book.

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by Beidao » Oct 16th 08 7:30 pm

Salsero wrote:
Beidao wrote: I drank Nilgiri yesterday that was from the Chamraj estate, but it turned out to be really low quality.
I'm confused. You say it is a low quality, but your notes sound very positive. Are you talking about 2 different teas or are you saying that even a low quality Nilgiri is a good tea? Any tea that tastes good is pretty high quality in my book.
It's 2 different teas. Sorry I see now my message looks confused. The notes are from the good Nilgiri I've been drinking ^_^

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by hop_goblin » Oct 16th 08 8:42 pm

The only Nilgir I have ever tried was from Teasouce. It was great. A good morning tea.

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by geeber1 » Oct 17th 08 2:44 am

I just ordered some Nilgiri in 2 oz. size from TeaSource. I'll let y'all know how I like it. :)

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by Victoria » Oct 17th 08 3:36 am

Oh great!! Did you get the Glendale Eastate Handmade??

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by geeber1 » Oct 17th 08 1:47 pm

Yes. Here's what I ordered:

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

and this one:
Dooars Oodlabari Estate
which looked interesting.

I can't wait, although I can see my husband's eyes rolling when he sees more tea arriving!

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by Victoria » Oct 17th 08 1:49 pm

Wow, great!!

I promise that Nilgiri, Glendale Estate, Handmade
is amazing!!!

I haven't had any Dooars yet.

Can't wait to hear what you think!

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by geeber1 » Oct 21st 08 12:52 am

Got my teasource order today. I can't believe how fast it got here!

Of course, since Victoria has so highly recommended it, I had to try the Glendale Handmade first. All I can say is Victoria is SO right to love this tea! It's sooo good.

Now I'm afraid that the others I ordered will be a let down after trying the Handmade. :?