The Tea Studio's Teas
Over the first few months we have had time to experiment with various different leaf styles and degrees of oxidation. Here are the teas we are working on currently.
Nilgiri Bai Mu Dan
The most basic, yet the most complex Tea. A refreshing cup - mild and delicate.
This Bai Mu Dan style white tea is composed of beautifully dried, large leaves in hues of yellow and soft green. The liquor, smooth and silky, gives frank aromas of herbs, fruits and flowers. Its zesty finish is most refreshing.
Nilgiri Platinum Needles
A classical Bud Only tea with a silky feel which produces a comforting delicate liquor
This white tea of fine green needles with silvery highlights, offers a coppery coloured liquor, textured with pleasant herbaceous aromas of straw accompanying a somewhat woody character. It also reveals delicious flavour points of hazelnut and cocoa. Its pleasant finish, soft and floral, seduces while it comforts!
Long wiry strands of the softest leaves and buds producing a liquor with a sweet intensity.
An unusual dry leaf of wiry strands of carefully crafted leaf and buds. Flavour opens with brisk verdant intensity before revealing rustic notes of hazelnut that develop into a smooth slightly smoky finish.
Nilgiri Mao Feng
A classical style of Green Tea with its twisty curls and a delicate yet lively liquor.
A unique green tea produced in the classical Chinese style of Mao Feng teas with its leaves rolled in curly twists. The liquor is lively and astringent, with notes of artichokes, apricot and warm honey. A vigorously tonic green tea for your everyday consumption.
Fine leaf crafted into tightly rolled balls with a bright sheen producing a full bodied liquor.
One leaf and a bud crafted into tightly rolled balls with a bright bloom on the surface. The infused leaf releases a well-balanced liquor with fruity and floral characteristics with a rich, full-bodied mouth feel.
Very fine single leaf with a bright complexion and a liquor which is pleasant and sweet.
A very fine single leaf and a bud twisted into slender strands with a bright sheen. The liquor has a pleasant toasty aroma that compliments the brisk, sweet lingering after-taste.
Nilgiri Long Jing
Beautifully crafted single buds producing a deliciously sweet liquor.
Carefully selected leaves flattened into a classic Long Jing style tea.
The liquor is toasty and sweet with delicious hints of citrus with a leaning towards Kumquat that develops into a long verdant lingering aftertaste.
A uniquely crafted tea - visually striking producing a yellowish-green liquor with hints of jaggery.
A truly unique craft tea with a visually striking appearance. The soft and tender stalks yield a refreshing yellowish green liquor with a delicate clear texture and mild with a hint of sweet jaggery and persistent floral notes.
A unique halfway home tea, neither Green nor Black. A liquor with a pleasant complexity.
The tightly rolled balls unfurl to reveal a partially oxidized leaf. A brisk liquor with pleasant complexity of fruit (melon) and strong floral notes of Jasmine intertwined with a mild citrus zest.
Beautifully crafted large and tightly rolled long strands of delicate leaf with a strong malty liquor.
This tea with beautiful large leaves offers a classic ‘breakfast’ taste, malty and sweet. The liquor is vibrant and structured, typical of India’s generous black teas. Sweet potato and pepper nuances open into a clean, finely floral finish.
Tightly rolled bright balls of leaf producing a smooth pleasantly balanced liquor.
A tightly-rolled black tea. The smooth liquor has a pleasant briskness with notes of roast and honey, pleasantly balanced with a floral finish.