A TeaChing: What is Darjeeling Tea?

Posted: 04/25/2022

Nestled amongst the foothills of east India are the prized tea gardens of the Darjeeling region. With favorable growing conditions and meticulous cultivating practices, Darjeeling produces a super-premium, fine black tea.

Steeping to a golden amber hue with light florally notes Darjeeling tea is regarded as an exceptional cup, The Champagne of Tea.

The First Flush…
Each March fresh, tender Darjeeling tea leaves sprout forth, ready for their first plucking. Revered as the world’s purest cup, first flush Darjeeling tea leaves produce a complex yet invigorating flavor with a clean flowery finish. Savor the ultimate tea experience and enjoy the freshness of a first flush cup, Sip by Sip.

Black tea contains half of the caffeine found in a comparable cup of coffee.

Steeping Darjeeling Tea is Easy

  • Fill your kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat to just short of boiling (175˚F).
  • Warm your teapot by swirling steamy water in it and then pour it out
  • Place one teaspoon of tea leaves per 6 oz of water into your pot or infusing basket.
  • Pour the heated water over the tea leaves and infuse for 2–4 minutes.
  • Serve the tea. Avoid letting the leaves stew. Enjoy sip by sip.
  • Add the used tea leaves to your garden. They make a healthy fertilizer for plants.

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