Harvest month: February 2020
Type: Black tea
Region: Nilgiri, India
Grade: OP SUP
A family owned tea garden, Havukal Estate lies on the eastern slope of the Blue Mountains (Nilgiri hills) in Southern India at an altitude of 5,500 to 6,000 feet above sea level. The first tea plants at Havukal were planted as early as 1910 and Havukal has always remained a family company. Over the years, management has focused on planting only quality tea clones such as CR 6017 and TRF 4.
There is a clear sense of community on the estate and the surrounding region. Management provides comprehensive welfare packages which include free housing, free medical aid and free primary school education for every child on the garden. Sensing a lack of a special needs school in the area, Havukal and Warwick Tea Estate launched a charitable institution equipped to impart education and training to children with special needs.
2.5 gms (approx. 2 tsp) per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 3-4 mins at 195 F/90 C.
Vary leaf quantity, brewing time, and temperature per individual preferences.
Appearance, aroma, and taste
Dark amber liquor, an aroma of stone fruit, and a medium bodied tea with mild astringency