While you wait for the arrival of Northern Indian spring teas, discover this excellent harvest from the south of India. In Southern India, the Nilgiri Mountains form the country’s second biggest tea-producing region. This delicious black tea comes from quality plants, Camellia Sinensis 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. Discover this superb harvest from the south of India, which will delight lovers of spring teas from North India (Darjeeling).
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.
- 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, fruity
- Colours: amber
- Texture: delicate astringency
- Flavours: sweet, slightly bitter
- Aromas: initial vegetal aroma (stems), green vegetables (peas), camphor, almond, floral (rose), fruity hints (yellow fruits)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a winter black tea with a fresh aromatic profile which makes it feel like it's spring. It reveals vegetal, floral and fruity notes, which have a long finish thanks to its delicately astringent 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.