Style: Black, Decaffeinated*
Origin: Korakundah Estate, Nilgiri Region, India
Description: Located in Tamil Nadu State (formerly Madras State) in India, the Nilgiri district is found in the southern portion of the Western Ghats Mountains. Nilgiri, which translates to Blue Mountain, is a class of tea on its own (much like Assam) and is known to be bold, aromatic and flavourful, and grow at least 1,000 meters above sea level. Korakundah Estate is one of the higher elevated tea estates in the Nilgiri region. This estate, established in the 1930’s, it is the first to obtain Organic Certification in the area. A great choice for those who enjoy a cup of black tea but need an option with limited caffeine. Decaffeinated using the organic swiss water method.
Tasting Notes: An auburn-gold liquor in the cup, this decaffeinated black tea begins delicately. As you continue sipping, the tea starts to layer in gentle astringency, covering the palate with malt and brassy, earthy notes.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
*Decaffeination process does leave trace amounts of caffeine. If you have an allergy, or are highly sensitive to caffeine, a herbal tisane could provide a completely caffeine-free alternative.
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