The beautiful Nilgiri Hills, sprawling through the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, is the land of tea gardens that create the fragrant cup of tea. Nilgiri tea has a slightly fruity, minty flavour, and perhaps the spices produced in close proximity to the tea gardens lend the light brew its briskness. The balanced blend of flavour and body makes Nilgiri tea a ‘blender’s dream’.
Nilgiri teas are deliciously fragrant and exquisitely aromatic, with high tones of delicate floral notes and a golden yellow liquor. Generally the liquor is crisply brisk and bright with Lingering notes of dusk flower.
Nilgiri Orthodox tea is a registered Geographical Indication (GI). Both Orthodox and CTC varieties of tea are manufactured in this region.