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This month we are featuring one of our favorite Nilgiri green teas: Green Swords. We'll include a 1oz bag for just $1 with your online order. Use the coupon code swords1 to receive the discount.
Nilgiri teas are bright and with a natural sweetness reminiscent of honey. They are considered the best for making sun teas and iced teas because they are lower in tannins and difficult to over-steep.
Nilgiri teas grow year-round in India’s high-elevation tropical mountain range. While the land under cultivation is only slightly larger than Darjeeling, production is four times as high. Similar to Darjeeling, the area was first developed as a hill station for British soldiers to escape the hot Indian summers. Tea was first planted in 1835 and has flourished since then.
Unique to the Nilgiris, 70% of cultivation is done by independent small growers who typically own less than a hectare. They sell their harvested green leaf to factories for processing.