Darjeeling

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Known as the champagne of teas the world over for its famous muscatel flavor. Grown high in the Himalayan Mountains with abundant rain and sunshine. 

Tasting Notes:  stone fruit | vanilla | spices | honey

Origin:  Darjeeling, India

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     The mighty Himalayan mountains, the vast mountain range separating India and China, is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. Exotic cultures and mysterious beasts flourish along its rocky peaks and valleys. Also home to the infamous Mount Everest, highest mountain peak in the world. Some even attest to sighting the ferocious Yeti hiding in secret caverns.

     However, not far from the famous myths and mysteries of the Himalayas, is the famous tea region of Darjeeling, in West Bengel, India. Some consider it to be among the most well known and beloved tea in the world. Darjeeling tea has been a favorite among explorers and adventurers for nearly two centuries. In fact, because Nepal was closed to foreigners until 1950, most Everest climbing expeditions began in Darjeeling.

     The British thirst for tea was insatiable in the 1800’s and the East India Company set to developing the area for tea cultivation. Completely overseen and managed by English overlords, tea gardens in Darjeeling, as well as other spots in India, began to thrive by the 1860s. Tea gardens were and still are today, picturesque estates on steep slopes, in which locals live, work and play. Most of the tea gardens assumed new names when the English left, such as Chumta, Simulbari and Marionbari Estates; although some chose to keep their English estate names such as Glenburn and Castleton. 

    Today, Darjeeling tea is known throughout the world as the champagne of teas, and it’s easy to see why. These prized leaves are still entirely hand-picked. Grown at high elevation and with abundant rain and sunshine, the plants have a unique terroir. Upon first inspection, you will notice leaves of several different colors commingled – greens, browns, and a bit of silver and gold. The aroma of the brewed tea is slightly fruity with a bit of musk. The brewed tea will be light golden colored to darkened bronze in the cup. Although Darjeeling is considered a black tea, the body is light with full flavor notes of dark stone fruit, vanilla, spices and a bit of honey. Our organic Darjeeling is sourced from the Makaibari Estate.


Steeping Instructions

Use one heaping teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water

Let steep 3-5 minutes in hot water 208° (boiling) longer steep times will bring out more bitterness

Ingredients

organic black tea

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