Sweet floral notes with petrichor aroma to unwind. Why should I consume loose leaf black tea? Loose leaf teas are the best for consumption as one is able to brew...

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Tea Tasting Experience

Description

This tea is an experience reminiscent of a rainy day with a significant petrichor aroma with sweet floral taste. This tea is from the South Indian region of Nilgiris and boasts as a reminder of a winter pluck.

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LIQUOR

taste

Liqour is smooth with classic sweet floral fragrant notes. The taste is a reminder of a winter pluck with a fruity punch.

AROMA

The aroma is intensely fruity with slight vegetal notes

APPEARANCE

Bright Orange

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dry leaves

The leaves are well graded with an appearance between the hues of dark green to pale green with floral and fruity aroma.

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Infused leaf

The leaves are full and delicately rolled with a dark brown appearance with a petrichor aroma mixed with woody notes.

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Black Tea

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As it is

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Lemon

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Sugar

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Low

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Fruits, Light Salads, Snacks, Biscuits, Tea Cakes

Brewing Notes

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150 ml

  

Water
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90-95 °C

Heating
temperature

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2 g

0.07 oz

Tea leaves Quantity

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4-5 min

240-300 sec

Steeping
Time

BEST CONSUMED

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Hot

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Cold

sku :

DS19

time of day :

Anytime

disclaimer

  • To enjoy the best experience, Rinse the teapot with warm water to maintain the best temperature for the brew.
  • It is recommended to first clean the tea leaves of dust and particles by steeping it in slightly warm water for no more than 10 to 15 seconds, thereafter discarding the rinse water.

Region

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 it’s tea. 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. Some of the popular tea estates are Craigmore, Chamraj, Unitea, and Glendale.

RAINFALL 1,000 - 1,500 mm
ELEVATION 1,000 - 2,634 metres

Havukal Tea Estate

Nilgiris

Havukal Tea Estate is located the famous South Indian Nilgiri Hills.  It was set in 2009 and has been one the most productive tea gardens in the region with a yield of 3 million kg per annum. The expansive land of 400 acres at 1000 to 2500 mts above sea level, was inaugurated by Hugh Fennell, who extensively planted the hill with Assam tea between 1910 and 1920. Today, it produces a wide variety of orthodox black teas and speciality teas throughout the year with no dormant season and around 85% of their produce is exported.

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GRADE

FTGFOP

SEASON

WINTER

SPECIALITY

FROST, CLASSIC

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I consume loose leaf black tea?

    Loose leaf teas are the best for consumption as one is able to brew the leaves properly while also enjoying maximum benefits from the tea leaves with quality tea experience. When steeped, loose leaf tea gives the complex flavours of tea that one can enjoy only in good quality teas. Also tea leaves need adequate space to properly unfurl while brewing. So, for a flavourful and wholesome tea experience use loose leaf tea.

  • How to determine the water temperature is right while making my tea?

    We recommend a certain temperature (80-85 C; 90-95 C) for the fresh o2 rich filtered water to be boiled at the time of brewing tea. This is only a guide and precision without thermometer is challenging. You can simply boil and see for yourself. Boiling water is at 100 C, if you leave it for 30 sec it should be around 90-95 C, if you leave it for 40-45 sec it should be around 85-90 C and 1 minute should leave water at around 80-85 C.

  • How to prepare black tea ?

    Spoon measured quantity of tea in the tea maker/pot. Pour boiled water (180 ML) over the tea leaves(2 g). Steep for suggested time (2-3 minutes). Strain & sweeten as per choice. Pour it in a cup and enjoy the #PluckToCup experience.

  • How to store the tea?

    We vacuum package our tea in high barrier pouches to ensure freshness of the teas. We recommend that you store the teas in airtight containers in a cool and dry place. This keeps it away from moisture and odour. Thereby ensuring no alterations to the aroma and flavour of tea.

  • Where is the tea from?

    We sourced this tea directly from gardens in the best growing regions of India - Nilgiris.

  • What is the shelf life of this tea?

    Our teas can be used up to 36 months from the date of manufacturing. However, teas once opened have to be stored in airtight containers and should be kept away from moisture, light and odour.

  • What are the health benefits ?

    This tea has antioxidant properties. It improves gut health, improves bone health, eliminates free radicals, improves brain activity.

Havukal Special Nilgiris Winter Frost Black Tea

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