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darjeeling

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type: black

origin: india

region: darjeeling

variety: darjeeling

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

There are few places on earth as enchanting as Darjeeling, a small but vibrant town in the Indian state of West Bengal. Located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, the high elevation gardens and sloped terrain of this region produce distinctive teas that are harvested in three growing seasons called “flushes.” First Flush teas are harvested in March following the spring rains and have a fresh, lively taste. Second Flush teas are harvested in June and have a mellow, muscatel flavour. Autumn Flush teas are rich and smooth, but bolder in flavour. Our Darjeeling combines teas from the 1st and 2nd Flushes to yield a sophisticated tea with a woody aroma and slightly dry, delicate taste.

Recent reviews

    • KB

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      Not bad! I like to tear the bags open and use it as a base for homemade chai.

    • 

      Not your usual "Champagne of Teas" quality like you would get from a nice loose leaf tea, but it's definitely worth a try.

    • CK

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      Definitely not a great representation of Darjeeling at large. Quite bitter and unappetizing. The astringency was off the charts! I've had loose Darjeeling and it's far better than this. I know the limitations of bagged teas but this one is inexcusable.

    • 

      Not my favourite. I've definitely had better quality Darjeeling teas.

    • 

      It has a very strong dark flavor with a hint of smokiness

    • 

      Very basic darjeeling tea wherein you can add your own flavors in order to improve the taste. Good to have in the pantry.