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Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate

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Situated in southern India’s Blue Mountains, the Tiger Hill estate produces some of Nilgiri's best teas. Slowly growing in this areas high elevation climate and fertile soil, the predominantly clonal Nilgiri bushes produce refreshing teas with faint citrus notes.

This medium-bodied tea produces a bright, brisk liquor with a light, clean flavor that really stands out in each cup.

brewing-information  Brewing Information

Brewing Tips: The organic Nilgiri Tiger Hill black tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Loose Nilgiri Tiger Hill tea should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!


How Much Tea Do I Need?

1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea

8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea

4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea

    Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate
    Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate
    Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate
    Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate
    Nilgiri Tiger Hill Estate

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews

    I love this tea! My favorite...I start everyday with it.

    F. Hecht

    ur rating as "medium-strong" in body reflects brewing a sample for 5 minutes; recommend 4 minutes. "Faint citrus notes" are too faint to taste; this is not a floral tea. It is deep amber in color, quite brisk, and takes milk well. It is a good candidate for first-cup-of-tea-in-the-morning.

    D. Tuggle

    This is a lovely tea that I discovered over 30 years ago and Mark T. Wendell has graciously brought it to his store for me. I am very grateful!


    Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?

    • Highest Quality Teas

    • Healthy Products

    • Superior Customer Service

    • Family Business

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.

    Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?

    All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.

    Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.

    How long does tea stay fresh?

    If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.

    How long should I brew my tea?

    Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!