Glendale Nilgiri Oolong by The Tea Shelf

I wanted something calming to drink tonight and this sample intrigued me. An Indian oolong? I have had black tea from India and green tea from India, but I don’t recall ever having an Indian oolong, and I believe this may even be my first Nilgiri. Well, I’m game! Let’s try it!

The dry leaves have such a soothing aroma. At first I thought it was a floral scent, but the more I inhaled the more I thought of sweet pastries in a glass case releasing their scent when you open the case to take one out, like a breath of sugar and vanilla and spice. I would be all over a candle that smelled like this. I would burn it all the time and fill my house with this scent.

The tea is fairly light in color, about what I expect from a oolong tea. First impression – a light, wet oolong/green flavor that is followed by a bloom of the honey and golden raisin notes, with a dry and lightly spicy follow up that lingers and makes you reach for the cup to sip again.

I really enjoyed trying this! It reminds me of a whisper of Golden Monkey melded with a spicy green tea. Fun!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  The Tea Shelf

logo (6)Description:

A specialty tea, these curly chocolate leaves have inherited a rich and spicy aroma. The soft and delicate flavors of cinnamon and honey roll through your palate, giving you the much needed boost for when you’re under the weather.

Learn more about this tea and tea company here!

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ashmanra

I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about seven years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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2 thoughts on “Glendale Nilgiri Oolong by The Tea Shelf

  1. An oolong tea with honey and golden raisin notes,and a dry and lightly spicy follow up sounds quite delightful. We’re so glad you shared this delicious Glendale Nilgiri Oolong by The Tea Shelf at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!

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