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Nilgiri Organic

Nilgiri Organic
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A delicious full-bodied black tea from southwest India, Nilgiri is a lesser known region than India's more popular growing areas of Assam and Darjeeling. The environmental conditions in Nilgiri are perfect for growing quality, tasty teas. Perfect hot or iced.

Nilgiri Organic Tea Type: Black Tea

Ingredients: Organic black tea

Origin of Nilgiri Organic : India

Nilgiri Organic Caffeine Strength:

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3 oz.$7.95
40 Cups,  20 cents per cup
8 oz.$19.10
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16 oz.$33.95
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1 oz. Reusable Tins

3 - 8 - 16 oz
black reseal bags

USDA Organic Certification Why Buy Organic? QCS Organic Certificate

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Favorite black tea (Friday, August 30, 2013)
Reviewer: Sherry

I like a really dark, strong black tea in the morning. This is my favorite. It is never bitter, even though I usually steep my tea over 5 minutes. Highly recommend.

A "fan" fav. (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)
Reviewer: Sudesh

A co-worker got a taste of this tea one day & loved it. Since then word of mouth of this tea has spread like a brush fire around the office. Needless to say, I'll be buying more & definitely recommend it to anyone looking to try it.

Brisk! (Wednesday, August 14, 2013)
Reviewer: Cassidy

Love this iced! One of my favs! And on those chilly mornings I crave this nilgiri hot. No bitterness and leaves a great taste in your mouth delicious!

Nilgiri Organic Iced is NICE (Saturday, June 22, 2013)
Reviewer: Steve R

I was looking specifically for a strong aromatic black tea similar to what you find in restaurants. I like strong flavorful teas and many black ice teas don't hold up well and lose flavor. I steep this for 5 mins and it never turns bitter or develops a burnt aftertaste. My new favorite!

good morning (Monday, June 17, 2013)
Reviewer: mary

good morning/ breakfast tea with a nice strong flavor , great for breakfast

4th time!!! (Monday, May 13, 2013)
Reviewer: Sudesh

You know its a good tea when people from India love it. Simply perfect every time. Thanks Teasetc.

Delicious!!! (Sunday, March 18, 2012)
Reviewer: Sudesh

This organic tea has a nice pungent flavor/aroma. I like my teas strong so tend to steep it for 10 mins. I'd recommend this tea to people who like strong Indian teas.

Delicious!! (Tuesday, February 14, 2012)
Reviewer: Sudesh

Being from South India, I'm very selective when I buy teas. I decided to give this a try & wasn't disappointed. The taste is amazing, pungent ye smoth - just the way I remember it growing up. I'd definitely recommend it to those of you that are looking for organic black tea(s). Enjoy!!

smooooth (Friday, December 16, 2011)
Reviewer: jotina

First I often over-steep my tea (5 minutes or longer). This tea never got bitter or acid. It is smooth clean and fresh with and ever so slight( in the back of the throat) kinda sweet note. This is also one of the high caffeine teas so it can give that boost but with out the jitters!

didn't like (Friday, September 02, 2011)
Reviewer: Michael

didn't really like it

Nilgiri Organic (Monday, July 18, 2011)
Reviewer: Christine

What can I say? I've been consuming Nilgiri organic for 8 years. It's my every morning tea. I love the crisp, smooth taste of this orgasmic black tea! chris vitello

GOOD BREAKFAST TEA (Monday, May 02, 2011)
Reviewer: Michael


an old favorite re-discovered (Sunday, August 15, 2010)
Reviewer: Dera

Years ago when we couldn't get anything much beyond the grocery store brands around here, I used to find a Twinings Nilgiri at a market in Atlanta, and I was heartbroken when it finally was discontinued. I wasn't then (and still am not)any kind of expert, but there was something about that Nilgiri teabag that stayed with me as my tastes evolved-how lovely to find a "real" Nilgiri that exceeds my expectations and my memories! Never crosses the line from full-flavored to bitter, which sometimes happens to me because I tend to overbrew. Smooth and rich, great in the morning. A great everyday tea.

Great hot or iced! (Saturday, July 31, 2010)
Reviewer: Barbara

This nilgiri is fast becoming a favorite. It is smooth, full bodies and lovely hot or iced. Can stand up to adding lemon, sugar, or honey. It's also organic.

Great black tea (Saturday, June 12, 2010)
Reviewer: cheryl

Indian black tea is my favorite tea! This is a great everyday tea. Smooth and full flavored. Organic. What more could you want?

nilgiri (Friday, December 04, 2009)
Reviewer: LINDA

This is one of my favorites from Teas Etc. The taste is just as good as some of my favorite more expensive teas (golden monkey, bohea) but the price is perfect! Makes very good iced tea also.

Wholesome (Wednesday, December 02, 2009)
Reviewer: Sam

This tea was one of my favorites out of the bunch that I ordered. It has a very pure, rich, and wholesome organic taste to it. I would recommend it to anyone.

A nice black tea (Saturday, November 21, 2009)
Reviewer: Janice

My husband likes a nice straight forward black tea. This tea fits the bill. He drinks it every morning.

Nilgiri (Monday, November 09, 2009)
Reviewer: karen

It is the perfect tea to start my day . I drink it every morning

nilgiri (Friday, October 23, 2009)
Reviewer: LINDA

I especially like this tea iced. No bitterness and the price is right.

Tasteless (Sunday, October 04, 2009)
Reviewer: Marilyn

Has an extremely mild coffee flavor and aroma but it borders on tasteless. Very disappointing.

nilgiri (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)
Reviewer: erin

i just ordered this one not too long ago and really enjoyed it. i've shared this with my friends. it has a really nice flavor to it as i am somewhat picky to my teas.

Nilgiri Tea goes a long way (Thursday, October 30, 2008)
Reviewer: Joan

This tea continued to be tasty for hours without becoming bitter. The flavor was strong and bracing, and had a characteristic Indian edge.

delicious iced tea (Monday, August 04, 2008)
Reviewer: Elizabeth Lynne Pou

The nilgiri makes a rich, non-acid, smooth iced tea, particularly when made using the cold brew method. I add some hibicus or rooibus to make the flavor even more interesting and also lower the overall caffeine content.

Nilgiri (Sunday, August 03, 2008)
Reviewer: Patricia Ann

This is a great inexpensive tea. It's got lots of flavor and is not bitter. I drink my tea black and find I can enjoy this tea. I usually steep it for 3 to 4 mnutes. My husband, a milk and sugar man, also likes it very much. I often save the extra tea left in our teapot and turn it into iced tea for him. He loves it with sugar and lemon.

Wonderful Nilgiri (Saturday, July 19, 2008)
Reviewer: Kelly

This is a great choice for someone who wants a strong cup of black tea without a bitter after taste. It's great iced, too!

Nilgiri tea is great (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Reviewer: Sarah

Nilgiri Organic Tea has recently become one of my favorite teas. It has a full flavor and is extremely smooth. I will definitely be buying more.

nilgiri tea (Wednesday, March 12, 2008)
Reviewer: Jo Ann

This tea brews to a beautiful amber color and has a smooth slightly sweet flavor. Worth purchasing again.

Organic Nilgiri (Tuesday, January 30, 2007)
Reviewer: Christine Vitello

I purchase nilgiri all the time but this new batch I couldn't seem to make a good cup of tea. I phoned Beth and she explained this new batch had more body and to try steeping the leaves for 4 minutes instead of my usual 5-6 min. It is delicious!! I'm so glad I called her, I wasted tea,should have called her right away!!She explained that each batch is different,never thought about that!

Nilgiri Organic is a fabulous black tea (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)
Reviewer: Polly Karis

I'm a black tea drinker and I've searched high and low for a bold yet smooth cup. Nilgiri Organic is, hands down, my favourite tea. For a while, I was double brewing it: a common method of brewing once, pouring off the liquid to remove caffeine and bitterness and then brewing the plumped leaves again. One day I was in a rush so I skipped the double brew and was delighted to find the single brew produced an equally smooth and non-jittery cup of tea. I have been drinking a pot (the 3-cup BeeHouse teapot from Japan) of Nilgiri Organic every day for well over a year and I'm continuously impressed by its consistent nature. It's always smooth and full-bodied. It tastes like good black tea should taste. It also makes an excellent iced tea. I drink both hot and iced with local honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon but it is mellow enough to be had with nothing added. If you crave a rich, black tea without bitterness, Nilgiri Organic is a fabulous choice!

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