Frost Black Full-Leaf
Blue Mountain High Grown Tea - The Minister of Evolution has traveled to great heights to discover this most unique and flavorful tea. Originating in the Southern Ghats Mountains in India within the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, these high grown leaves (7000 ft) are tended by the Badagas, a local community of agriculturists. This tea is grown in the coldest months of winter so the leaves frequently frost over, which enhances the taste dramatically. Enjoy the fresh muscatel notes of a first flush Darjeeling, the sweet notes of an Oolong and the robustness of an Assam in this remarkable tea.
Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Fine South India black tea leaves
Country of Origin
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
I bought this tea mainly because the description of how it's grown and harvested intrigued me. The first time I tried it, it was disappointingly bland, but I figured that my inexperience at brewing loose leaf tea might account for it. The second time, I used two teaspoons of leaves for my 16 ounce mug, added a tad more sweetener, and voila! It was delicious! I hope it will continue to be available, because this is now one of my favorite teas. I say "one of" because I haven't tried many varieties yet, but I suspect it will soon be at the top of my list. A helpful hint-- I got the best flavor by using one of those "PerfecTea" tea makers.
Very enjoyable tea
The description of this tea says it all: "Enjoy the fresh muscatel notes of a first flush Darjeeling, the sweet notes of an Oolong and the robustness of an Assam in this remarkable tea" This is a very balanced smooth tea.
Very nice black
When I read the description of this tea, I knew it was something I was going to have to try. I ordered it as soon as it became available. For any lovers of black tea (unsweetened) out there, I highly recommend it. The leaves definitely have the look of a first flush Darjeeling, but the aroma and flavor are more akin to what I'm used to from Chinese/Taiwanese black teas. A nice malty boldness, with an underlying sweetness that lingers on the tongue after it's already gone. The first steep was the best, but it resteeped very well. This is definitely a high quality tea, and I suggest you try it while you can. Well worth the price!