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Black Tea from Darjeeling

Darjeeling, often referred to as the "Champagne of Teas," produces one of the world's most revered black teas. Pure Black Tea from Darjeeling, India, boasts a unique muscatel flavor, a result of the combination of the region's cool, misty climate and the high-altitude terroirs. This prized tea offers a delicate aroma paired with a brilliant golden hue, making it a luxurious experience for every tea lover.

Brewing Instructions:

For a perfect cup of Darjeeling's Pure Black Tea, use one teaspoon of tea leaves per cup. Pour freshly boiled water over the leaves, and let steep for 3-4 minutes. Depending on the specific flush and your taste preferences, you can adjust the brewing time. The brew should exhibit a light golden color, indicating its top-notch quality.

History:

The history of Darjeeling tea is intertwined with colonial influences and native traditions. Originally, the region was recognized for its therapeutic attributes, but by the mid-1800s, the British introduced tea plantations, forever altering Darjeeling's landscape and legacy. While China and Japan have their centuries-old tea traditions, Darjeeling's relatively younger history has still managed to etch its name prominently on the global tea map, thanks to the unmatched quality of its brews.

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Thumbnail of First Flush Darjeeling | Organic
First Flush means that this tea was picked in March. It has a light vegetal taste that all first flush Darjeelings share. A tea for all occasions, though typically enjoyed without cream or sugar.
Thumbnail of Autumn Oolong Darjeeling
The ultimate "whole leaf" tea, with the leaf intact and unbroken right through to the infusion, this lightly oxidized Oolong tea has a bright reddish appearance once brewed. The cup is full bodied, yet mellow and round and so is light on the palate with a beautiful floral bouquet.
Thumbnail of Darjeeling Second Flush
Plucked in the early summer months of May and June, this stylishly rolled leaf is made from select shoots that draw their succulence from the late spring showers. The cup is clear amber, yet full bodied with an excellent flowery nose. The flavor of the tea is mature in comparison to the First Flush. In taste it has a complex layer of maltiness with musk and nutty undertones.
Thumbnail of Darjeeling Crescendo | Organic
Made in the late summer months from July to September when the estate is in full production with perfect weather conditions. This particular harvest tastes as fresh as the forest floor after a refreshing rainstorm. Fair warning, this tea can have a bit of a bite if steeped longer than five minutes but pleasant when cooled! The flavour can also be complimented with a dash of milk or sugar unlike Darjeeling Teas from most other seasons which are best enjoyed pure.
Thumbnail of First Flush Darjeeling - Moonshine
First Flush means that this tea was picked in March. It has a light vegetal taste that all first flush Darjeelings share. A tea for all occasions, though typically enjoyed without cream or sugar.
Thumbnail of Sourenee Estate | 3rd Flush Darjeeling - Organic
Floral aromatics with bright pepper and alpine notes and deep undertones of nuts, musk and malt.
Thumbnail of Black Fusion | Organic
Plucked in the early summer months of May and June, this stylishly rolled leaf is made from select shoots that draw their succulence from the late spring showers. The cup is clear amber, yet full bodied with an excellent flowery nose. The flavor of the tea is mature in comparison to the First Flush. In taste it has a complex layer of maltiness with musk and nutty undertones.
Thumbnail of Okayti Estate | 1st Flush Darjeeling - Organic
The newest spring growth is reserved for first-pick Darjeeling. The gorgeous full leaves from Okayti Estate are a perfect example of first-flush: a deep flavor of muscatel with floral high notes and a crisp mineral finish.
Thumbnail of Giddapahar Estate | 2nd Flush Darjeeling
A rich, more mature flavor begins to develop in Darjeeling teas as the growing season progresses. Alpine briskness gives way to smooth and complex notes of nuts and malt, while the wonderful floral bouquet that is quintessential to Darjeeling remains.