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.
- Nilgiri, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: slightly rolled leaves and buds.
- Colours: a blend of dark green and light green.
- Scents: vegetal, brioche-flavoured, toasted.
- Scents : cooked and fresh vegetal (stem), camphoric, floral nuance.
- Colours: amber.
- Texture: velvety.
- Flavours: sweet, slightly bitter.
- Aromas: vegetal attack (stems), green vegetables (sweet peas), camphoric, almond-scented, floral (rose), fruity nuance.
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a tea that offers a fine variation of floral, vegetal and fruity notes on a round and delicately powdered texture.
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.