Grands Crus



Kotagiri Frost

Black tea from Nilgiri mountains, India
A Grand Cru with vegetal, almond and floral notes.

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  • Infusion Time 3'45

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 85°C - 185°F

  • Time of the day All day long


In the south of the Indian peninsula, the Nilgiri mountains form the country's second biggest tea-producing region. Produced by a garden situated at 1,500 to 2,000 metres above sea level, the leaves of this black tea were harvested in the winter.

This black tea stands out thanks to its vegetal, almond and floral notes, supported by a finely astringent texture that gives them a long finish.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Nilgiri mountains, India
  • Tea colour:
  • Black Tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 3’45 minutes in water heated to 185°F.

Iced tea preparation: steep 8 g in 50 cl of water at room temperature 30 min. Remove the tea leaves and refrigerate.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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