Nilgiri Highland Black Tea from India

Harvested on the last day of the year in 2021, this Nilgiri tea is an excellent example of a very light and very aromatic black tea.  It is one that doesn't fit within the confines of what we normally think of as a "black tea" with its delicate body and light liquor color.  It's rather similar to a well rounded first flush Darjeeling (but far less fussy) with its intense aromatics and overall feeling of spring meadows and just ripe fresh fruits.  

This tea steeps well and easily western teapot style, but is also recommended gong fu style to really dig into and appreciate it's intensely juicy aromatics.