(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: India
Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
Cup Characteristics: One of the nicest teas produced. Has pronounced orange blossom-like flavor with a light golden cup. Best enjoyed in the early morning.
Infusion: Bright, tending coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Nonsuch is one of the best Nilgiri district teas in league with Tiger Hill and Glendale. The Nilgiri area is in Southern Central India and certainly well suited to the production of tea. The cooler temperatures of the mountains and abundant rainfall ensure superb cropping conditions. Generally Nilgiri teas resemble better Ceylon teas but tend to be somewhat more delicate in their flavour. Nonsuch has a hint of fruitiness that is quite distinct to the Nilgiri area.
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.