Glendale Estate, Nilgiri, First Flush 2017

Glendale Estate, Nilgiri, First Flush 2017

10.00

Harvest Month: April 2017

Type: Black tea

Region: Nilgiri, India

Estate: Glendale

Production: Orthodox

Grade: SFTGFOP

Glendale

Residing at an elevation of between 4,000 and 6,000 ft., Glendale was established in 1835. Located in close proximity to the scenic city of Conoor in South India, Glendale is among the most recognized Nilgiri tea plantations and follows all global production standards.  

Glendale, the anglicized version of "Gleann Dail" (Gaelic), roughly translates to a fertile valley and comprises of 3 gardens which combined make up 525 hectares of planted area.  Typical mountainous conditions allow for the production of distinctive "high grown" teas. The estate has a flourishing ecosystem, and while technology is pervasive, it exists without disrupting the essential characteristics that makes Glendale teas so sought after. 

Suggested steeping

2.5 gms (approx. 2 tsp) per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 3-4 mins at 195 F/90 C.

Vary leaf quantity, brewing time, and temperature per individual preferences.

Appearance, aroma, and taste

Amber liquor, aromatic with a hint of earthiness, smooth, non-astringent taste.

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