Loose Nilgiri Tea

Loose Nilgiri tea: from the Blue Mountains of southern India.

Black Nilgiri tea is grown in the southern Blue Mountains close to Mysore. Known as ‘the fragrant ones’ loose Nilgiri tea has as much character as Ceylon teas, being fragrant and brisk but with a smoother, rounder, fuller flavour. They are grown at altitudes of around 4000 ft. Good Nilgiri teas are recognised for their quality, producing a light, bright amber liquor with a certain crispness. The Nilgiri Hills, or Blue Mountains form the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, famous for its wildlife such as wild boar, panthers, roaming herds of elephants and the endangered goat-like Nilgiri Tahr. The area lies in south west India and extend from the states of Kerala to Tamil Nadu. It was established as a tea growing area in 1835. Having two monsoons, picking is year-round with the prime season being December to March. Black Nilgiri teas have a special fragrant flavour more akin to a Ceylon than to either a Darjeeling or an Assam. Nilgiri tea is bright, smooth and mellow with a flavoury liquor.

BLACK NILGIRI TEAS INSIGHT: Black Nilgiri Teas. From: the Blue Mountains of southern India. Famous for: Dense jungle, roaming elephant herds. Type of tea: Black orthodox. Can be compared with: Ceylon teas. Leaf: Neatly hand-picked. First grown: 1835 by James Oochterloney. Picking: Year-round as the area, unusually has two monsoons. Prime season is December to March. Character: Fragrant-brisk. In the cup: Smooth, mellow and full-flavoured.

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Feedback has been compiled from 40 customer reviews

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Nilgiri organic tea Thiashola

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Service rating : Great recommendation on a different Nilgiri.
Product : A return to Nilgiri after a few months of Pettiagalla; most enjoyable.

Nilgiri organic tea Thiashola

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Service rating : Excellent
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Service rating : Prompt service. Well presented packaging.
Product : Third purchase. My favourite Grey's tea. Medium bodied, complex flavour. Takes milk well. Good all rounder.

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The four 100g bags arrived an a neat pizza-style box, just one day after ordering. Grey's tea packaging is excellent: inner paper sacks, then aluminium foil, then mylar film on the outside. No messing! They got the tea to me just as fast as possible, as well-presented as possible.

Nilgiri Thiashola organic tea

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Greys Teas have a really easy to use website and my tea order arrived really quickly. It was also packed nicely so the tea arrived in good condition.

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Service rating : Great service and delivery . Good to see a new robust outer for the free of charge orders and delivered very quickly. Thank you !
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Service rating : Excellent and quick service again, well packaged item.
Product : Another re-purchase for me. I try to order something new each time but can't resist a re-order of my favourites at the same time

Nilgiri Thiashola TGFOP organic tea

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Service rating : Items said to be despatched on 22 January 2016 arrived on 3 February with a 1 February 2016 franking date. Mranwhile, Mr Grey was averse to accepting that the goods had not arrived after over a week supposedly in the post, said that he would not send replacements until a forthnight had passed (no offer of refund, mind), and wanted me to chase Royal Mail for him (without benefit of proof of posting). Bah!
Product : Good tea, shame about the supplier. Other on-line shops sell high quality single-estate Nilgiri, I have discovered.


On 04-Feb-2016 the supplier responded:
As per my email dated 2.2.16, I appreciate the inconvenience but we could not despatch a second order until we were fairly sure that the first was missing. I am pleased it did arrive safely. I tried to ring your local Royal Mail delivery office but could not locate the number. I am sorry delivery has taken so long. The postal system is normally very reliable.

Richard Grey

Nilgiri Thiashola TGFOP organic tea

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Nice friendly company. Would like to try some of their other teas, would they consider smaller taster packs or a verity pack of taster teas to buy.