DetailsCountry of Origin: India
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Cup Characteristics: Exhibits the classic South Indian tea taste - floral-like flavor with a satisfying cup. A medium strength tea.
Infusion: Bright, tending coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Glendale is one of the premiere tea estates of the Nilgiri district and noted for its superb flavor with hints of jammy character. This quality is only available in Jan. and the average price during this time is generally between 2 to 3 times the price at other times of the year. Glendale is a large tea estate for the Nilgiri district. The majority of the estate is clonal which accounts for the high quality of this tea. Clonal means that the majority of the bushes come from about 3 or 4 mother bushes. The mother bushes were selected because they made the best quality tea - clearly evident in the cup.
Nilgiri is a mountainous region of Tamil Nadu State in southeastern India. The peaks of the Nilgiris rise abruptly from the surrounding plains to an elevation of 5000 - 8500 feet above sea level. The climate of the Nilgiris allows tea to be produced all year round. The first flushes of the new season are picked from April until May and account for about 25% of the region?s total harvest. The 2nd flush - accounting for about 40-45% of the yearly crop is from Sept. to Nov., and lastly the third flush is from Dec. to Jan. The best teas are produced during January and August.