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Young Mountain Tea Tea 1.5 oz ($0.58/cup) Black Orchid
Young Mountain Tea Tea 1.5 oz ($0.58/cup) Black Orchid
Nilgiri Black Orchid Young Mountain Tea
Nilgiri Black Orchid Young Mountain Tea
Nilgiri tea region india

Young Mountain Tea

Black Orchid

$10.00

Size:
1.5 oz ($0.58/cup)
3 oz ($0.51/cup)
1 lb ($.40/cup)

Nilgiri Black Orchid | Premium Indian Black Tea

Origin: Nilgiris, Southern India

Producer: Tea Studio

Infusion Suggestion: 210 degrees, 4 min

Certifications: None

Caffeine: High

Tasting Notes: Notes of cherries & dark plum

Information: This delicately curled leaf has the fragrant punch of ripe honeydew melon on a summer’s day while underlined with the classic grounding notes of black tea that culminate with a soft menthol mouth buzz.

This unique black tea is made by one of India's first female tea producers -- Muskan Khanna. This tea is part of a series Khanna is making by adapting Japanese and Chinese methods to Indian tea leaves.

Production:  The two leaf and bud set is brought into the factory in bamboo baskets and laid on the trough for withering overnight. The next day the leaf is rolled and allowed to oxidize for a few hours depending on weather conditions. After that, the leaf is manufactured on a roasting machine and is shaped using the heat from our hands. Finally, the tea is put through the aroma machine where the final drying is done. This machine helps lock in the aromas of the tea before they are available to consumers.  

Region:  The Nilgiri region contains India’s southernmost mountains.  While the district is only slightly larger than Darjeeling, it produces nearly four times as much tea.  The prolific growth can be attributed to the lush tropical climate. Unlike other regions, most of the land is owned by small growers who sell their green leaf to “bought leaf” factories. Nigiri teas are generally known to be less bitter as they contain fewer tannin than most china bush teas.  

Growers: Tea Studio is a state of the art processing facility in the Nilgiris run Muskan Khanna.  Her father, Indi, has been producing fine Indian teas for decades, however, Muskan was interested in incorporating traditional Chinese methods into their production to create high quality, one-of-a-kind teas.  Under Muskan’s leadership, the factory is currently run and operated exclusively by a team of women – rare for the tea industry. In addition, Tea Studio is also an educational space designed to host groups and teach professionals how to make fine whole leaf teas.  Read more about Muskan’s Journey

Impact:  With the creativity and expertise employed at Tea Studio – the breadth and interest of Indian teas continue to expand.  Through education and professional development, more small growers will have access to the resources they need to process high-quality teas in the specialty tea world.  In an industry dominated by middle-aged men, Muskan represents a youthful energy and face that will be essential if tea will continue to survive in rural India.

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Black Orchid is wonderful
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Black Orchid Tea
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A+++ Tea
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The right tea
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This is my favorite tea ever.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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(5)
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M
M.M.
Black Orchid is wonderful
J
J.R.
Black Orchid Tea
A
A.P.
A+++ Tea
T
T.D.
The right tea
G
G.S.
This is my favorite tea ever.