Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tea Review: Nilgiri (Phoenix Tea)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 14

Phoenix Tea
Type:  Black
Origin:  India, Nilgiri
Product Description:  A delicious full-bodied black tea from southwest India, Nilgiri is a lesser known region than India's more popular growing areas of Assam and Darjeeling. The environmental conditions in Nilgiri are perfect for growing quality, tasty teas. Perfect hot or iced.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf aroma is spicy with notes of dried plum.

The red infusion has an aroma of tart fruit with a moderately astringent flavor and a clean chestnutty finish.

While this had the astringency I would expect from black teas of this region, I was pleased to find that it is quite enjoyable and flavorful on its own.  One steeping is all you will need to extract the full flavor.

This tea was purchased by me.

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