Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate Black Tea
- 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
- 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
- 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
- 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
- 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
Nilgiris are full-bodied Indian teas with light color and aroma. Tiger Hill Nilgiri produces a more robust tea then typical Nilgiris and has a darker liquor color, while still maintaining the fine characteristics of Nilgiri teas from South India. This tea is smooth and easy to drink any time of the day and goes well with milk and sugar.
"Nilgiri" is a Tamil word that means "Blue Mountains". The Blue Mountains are a lush range at the southernmost tip of India, rising over the Indian Ocean with a view toward Africa. It is a land of peaks and valleys lush with vegetation.
Tiger Hill in the Nilgiri district is a relatively young tea estate of about 250 acres that lies at an elevation of 4500 to 6000 feet. This estate was planted just under 30 years ago by the Forestry Department of Tamil Nadu State. The estate is comprised mostly of clonals from the Craigmore variety, famous for its strong flavor. The estate is drenched by monsoons during August and September, and the best teas are harvested during December and January, although flush is produced and plucked throughout the year.
The Tea Board of India decided some years ago to promote Assams, Darjeelings, and Nilgiris as "Self Drinkers", or teas to be enjoyed as single varietals. Most other Indian black teas are used in blends.
3-5 minutes at 190-209 degrees Fahrenheit
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Cups to Grams
- Variant: 100 g loose
- SKU: 113069
I often drink this tea at night after dinner. I always have to have it on hand at home!
I've been buying Tiger Hill Estate loose-leaf tea from Stash for at least a decade, and I try never to run out of it. Its flavor is rich but smooth, no bite or bitterness. It's perfect when I need a pot of tea beside me while I write. Thanks for keeping it available!
It is a tasty tea, delicate and makes a wonderful cuppa.
Awesome tea, thanks!
I drink coffee at work through the week but enjoy a fine assertive black tea at home on the weekends. I'll take an Assam tea over a Chinese any day, I much prefer the flavor. I make the Nilgiri nice and strong as I have for many years now. Please don't ask whether I like this or Kopili better!
This tea has become one of my favorites. I'm one of those who tends to switch around and try new things but I'm returning to get more of this tea. It's one I can imagine drinking all day while curled up with a good book on a rainy or snowy day. It's not too heavy or too light, finding a perfect middle ground. I like it's clean flavor and have yet to try it with milk, having used just a bit of honey.