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Nonsuch Estate Tea Taster Loose Leaf Sample 10g


Nonsuch Estate

An absolutely stunning tea, with a mild golden colour and a beautiful vibrant orange blossom flavour it makes an uplifting treat for the day ahead.

(Nonsuch meaning unparalleled) is one of the best Nilgiri district teas along with Tiger Hill and Glendale. The Nilgiri area is in Southern Central India is ideally suited to the production of tea. Temperatures and abundant rainfall ensure lush growth and perfect cropping conditions.

In the world tea trade, South Indian tea is highly valued, the estates are small and each estate’s taste profile is distinctly unique.
During earlier times the USSR was very active in the weekly tea auction at Cochin, bidding up prices to high levels. Tea estates maintained production practices that allowed them to receive a return that was generally higher than most other tea-growing areas. The peaks of the Nilgiris rise abruptly from the surrounding plains to an elevation of 5000 - 8500 feet above sea level. Tea was first planted on an experimental basis in 1835.



The climate of the Nilgiris allows tea to be produced all year round. The first flushes of the new season are picked from April until May and account for about 25% of the region’s total harvest. The 2nd Flush - accounting for about 40-45% of the yearly crop is from Sept to Nov, and lastly, the third flush is from Dec to Jan. The best teas are produced during January and August.

 Generally, Nilgiri teas resemble better Ceylon teas but tend to be somewhat more delicate in their flavour. Nonsuch has a hint of fruitiness that is quite distinct to the Nilgiri area. 

Origin: India

Caffeine Guide: Medium

Region: Nilgiri

Antioxidant Content: Very High

Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 6500 feet above sea level

Infusion Colour: Bright, tending coppery

Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)

Aroma: Hints of fruitiness

Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

Taste: A pronounced orange blossom-like flavour

Ingredients: Black tea

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Anu Ajay (Molesey, GB)
Perfect! Takes me back in time!

I had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks at the Nonsuch tea estate now 2 decades ago at Redhills Ooty. Ever since then I ve missed this tea so much and it only happens that I am now so fortunate to have found teacakes and the quality is simply excellent and it’s exactly the same as I tasted back them.

Lia Maxwell (Glasgow, GB)
Extra Excellent service

I have been buying teas from teacakes for many years. The products have always been exceptionally good quality. Since the pandemic I have stopped using teabags completely - and now buy larger quantities. Any time I have had a question or request - Teacakes have always responded quickly. They are friendly, honest, and helpful with even with special requests. Excellent customer service!

Jane Brown (Amersham, GB)
For the visitors

This is the tea I give to visitors who ask for a ‘normal cup’ and generally it seems to be appreciated ✔️

Charles (Maidenhead, GB)
Lovely delicate tasting tea

Great tea along with a first class delivery service

Julia McCarthy (Tayport, GB)
Great tasting tea

Ordered a couple of different types of tea, they arrived the next day. Both are really good quality teas with nice big leaves. I need to order more again already!

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