Tea colour: black tea
Aspect: small, regularly rolled leaves processed according to the black tea method.
Colour: dark green with a hint of coppery-brown.
Scents: delightful. A zesty citrus bouquet (bergamot, orange), a fruitier scent (yellow fruit) and a hint of toast (bread crust).
Brewed leaves (infusion)
Scents: sweet, fruit, honey and citrus notes combined with woody (dried wood) and spicy aromas and a fresh vegetal hint.
Colour: a crystal-clear, orangey-coppery liquor.
Texture: a supple attack that makes way for a very delicate, lingering astringency.
Flavours: slightly sweet with a touch of acidity.
Aromas: a zesty, fruity attack, with a sweet bouquet of stewed fruit and vanilla, along with fresh fruit, woody and honey notes, then a lingering vegetal aroma.
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a very pleasant lingering vegetal note (stems, green fruit), with fruit and zest (bergamot, grapefruit). The notes are harmonious, with an attractive balance of flavours.
Our verdict: This is a very approachable tea from the Nilgiris with a lovely aromatic bouquet of fruit and honey, and a woody hint. The long fresh vegetal and citrus notes are delightful, and are sustained by a delicious supple texture with a good presence in the mouth.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.