Nilgiris Tea

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Niligiris is Situated in South India, this picturesque range of undulating hills. The weather conditions result in a fine, elegant flavour and brisk liquor of Nilgiri teas. The combination of intense aroma, fragrance and briskness makes Nilgiri a truly unique dark tea, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the popular tea gardens from this region are Chamraj tea Estate and Glendale tea Estate.

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HISTORY OF TEA IN NILGIRIS

This blue mountain range is located in the southern region of India and is the part of the vast Western Ghats. While, its most famous attribute is the flower Kurinji (blue in colour) that grows here. Hence it is called Nilgiri (blue mountains). It is equally popular for its tea. Tea came to the Nigiris after the 4th Anglo Indian War of 1799. However, it was only in the year 1819 when John Sullivan, put out a petition for a sanatorium to be created here. In the year 1833, Dr Christie, an Assistant Surgeon from Madras, asked for the tea seed to be planted on the hills. It took a lot of trials, experimentation and innovation before the tea planted here was sent to the London's Mincing Lane to be auctioned.

TYPE OF TEA IN NILGIRIS

The tea found in this region are black, ctc, green, oolong and white. Most popular are whole leaf grade Orange Pekoe and Pekoe cut black tea. Orange pekoe is a black tea, medium-grade tea consisting of many whole tea leaves of a specific size, while the pekoe is a finer grade tea consisting of young tea leaves and buds. Broken orange pekoe(BOP) and CTC (Cut, tear, curl) are lower tea grades also produced here. The Nilgiri frost tea is the most expensive tea produced here. Its great in flavour. Nilgiris is the only region in India producing frost tea.

SEASON OF CULTIVATION

Nilgiris experiences first flush (spring), second flush (summer), in -between flush (autumn) and unique to the area - winter flush. While the bush rests in the other parts of India during winters, Nilgiris harvests a winter frost tea during the winter season.

TEA ESTATE IN NILGIRIS

Craigmore, Chamraj, Unitea, Korakundah, Pescoes, Havukul, and Glendale.

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