Glendale Twist Nilgiri Winter Flush Black Tea (2022)


25 Cups

Artisnal and boutique, this rare tea is made in handful quantity during the winter in the Nilgiri hills, and have a mellow body and a soft, sweet redolence

Inclusive of all taxes

    • Single Estate Private Reserve from Nilgiri (CTM LIC. NO. NG006/22062016/PKT) 
    • Pure & unblended from one of the top Niligiri tea-estate
    • Sourced directly from the estate within days of plucking
    • Vacuum packed & sealed fresh at source 
    • Invoice exclusively available with VAHDAM® India
    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 6th January 2022
    All VAHDAM® India Darjeeling Teas are sourced directly from the plantations within days of harvest, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India to preserve freshness & aroma. The teas are then shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the United States and then delivered to your doorstep. Experience tea, as fresh as in the gardens.
    Winter/Winter Flush
    Medium Caffeine
    About the Tea Estate
    Located in the world-famous Blue Mountains (the Nilgiris), Glendale Winter Flush teas have a typical 'cold' and 'misty' character that only comes from pure winter harvested teas from the high-elevation sections. Glendale teas have won international awards for their artisanal teas.
    Conoor, India
    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Black-brown, delicately well-twisted and extremely stylish leaves with an opulence of golden tips
    Aroma - Golden orange and full bodied cup with a soothing floral and citrusy aroma, smooth liquor with a burst of mock orange that lingers as an after taste.
    Taste - Golden orange and full bodied cup with a soothing floral and citrusy aroma, smooth liquor with a burst of mock orange that lingers as an after taste.
    Steeping Instructions

    Water - 180ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.


    Temperature 85-90 C / 194-212 F


    Leaves 2g


    Steeping 5 minutes


    Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste


    To be served without milk.


    Best Consumed - Hot

    100% Pure & Unblended Darjeeling Tea.
    Certified the Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Darjeeling CTM Licence No. - DJ/590/27092016/T

    Tea Board of India Licence


    Darjeeling CTM Licence

    Most of the Darjeeling being sold across the world is blended with other region teas to earn higher profits. Always choose a trusted source for your Darjeeling Tea with a valid CTM licence.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Winter Flush Nilgiri Tea?

    VAHDAM®’s Winter Flush Teas are harvested from the historic and award-winning Glendale Tea Estate in the Nilgiris. Plucked in the first week of January 2022 in peak Winters, these teas are produced only in limited quantities (literally, just 10kgs and 9kgs) making them rare and as exclusive as they are exquisite.

    What is the specialty of the origin?

    The Nilgiris are famous all over the world for their fragrant black teas- delicate and decadent. And in Winters, when the tea-bushes in Darjeeling are resting for their winter hibernations, the tea-bushes in the Nilgiris produce some of their finest and rarest teas. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (World Heritage Site) also passes through the estate. This estate is quite acclaimed and has been rewarded with recognition like- Las Vegas Tea Auction 2006 and the Golden Leaf Quality Award in 2006 and 2007 by the Tea Board of India.

    What is the significance of the word Niligiri?

    Winters are a wonderful time in south India, particularly in the Western Ghats where the spectacular Nilgiris region is located. Nil  (blue) Giris (mountains) or the Blue Mountains gets its name from the rare Kuriniji (scientific name - Strobilanthes kunthiana) which blooms once in 12 years- and when it does, it creates a stunning view! 

    When and how are these teas plucked?

    Plucked on 6th & 7th January ‘22 from select clonal tea bushes at an elevation of 1,900 meters, the leaves were hand-rolled under the careful supervision of experienced tea-makers. Lightly processed to retain as much of their ‘naturalness’ as possible, you cannot but marvel at these elegant and elusive teas.

    How are the Teas packaged?

    After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Post 10+ quality checkpoints for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors, etc. these are vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminum-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperature-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Further, required quantities are packed in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.

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