Neelamalai Winter Black Tea
This black tea is bright and tangy but with a mild, smooth drinking experience. Aromatic, with notes of bergamot orange, and sweet-tart raspberries. The aftertaste is cool and refreshing, with the faint, lingering flavor of spearmint.
This tea comes from a small, family-run farm in the Nilgiri Mountains of southern India. The tea garden is shaded by over 600 cypress trees, rather than being subjected to the monoculture practices of the large tea plantations. The family uses the Panchagavya fertilization technique to keep the tea natural and environmentally friendly. The high elevation, abundant monsoon rains, and rich volcanic soils are ideal for growing tea, yielding leaves that are fragrant and yield complex flavors.