Grands Crus

Kotagiri Frost

Black tea from Nilgiri, India
Black tea with floral and fruity notes.


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  • Infusion Time 3'45

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 85°C - 185°F

  • Time of the day All day long


In Southern India, the Nilgiri mountains form the country’s second biggest tea-producing region. Thisdelicious black tea comes from quality plants, Camellia sinensis clone CR 6017, grown in a garden at 1,500 to 2,000 metres above sea level using environmentally-friendly practices.

Kotagiri Frost comes from a winter plucking. The cool nights and sunny days of this season slow down the growth of the leaves, giving this tea a very rich aromatic palette.

This sweet-tasting black tea with a velvety texture stands out thanks to its fresh vegetal attack that evolves towards floral and fruity notes.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

Beautifully fresh, with an aroma that recalls the withering of tea leaves during processing.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Nilgiri, India
  • Tea colour:
  • black tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the testing: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 85°C

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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