Nilgiri Frost Rare Oolong - India
This is a rare - and prized - single estate tea from the Nilgiri region of India where frost sometimes forms on the shady side of the mountain in January.
Price: Starting at $12.95
Ingredients: Premium oolong tea
Caffeine Level: Medium
Brewing Time: 3 - 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 200°F
When the sun loses some of its strength in December, January and February and the air develops a crisp chill that lasts through till spring, the tea bushes of Nilgiri grow much more slowly and the flavor of the tea changes dramatically. These "frost teas" are noted for their sweet intense fruitiness that is reminiscent of the muscatel notes of the best First Flush Darjeeling combined with the peach pit notes of fine oolongs. We have several dedicated customers who can't wait until the arrival of this unique tea each spring. If you are a black tea lover who wants to move to oolongs, this is the tea for you!