What is Nilgiri Tea?

What is Nilgiri Tea?

Great question!

Nilgiri teas are a kind of black tea that are grown in the Blue Mountains which belong to the Western Ghat mountain range in South India.

These mountains have an altitude of 8,000 feet. Black tea, such as Oonyall's Nilgiri tea, is grown at these altitudes.

Just like Assam, Ceylon, or Darjeeling black tea, Nilgiri tea is from the Camellia sinensis family of shrub. 

The name 'Nilgiri' refers to the specific district in Tamil Nadu where the tea leaves are processed. 

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