This luxury tea is found in the choicest groves in the lowlands around the Himalayan mountains. It's high-borne character speaks to the rarity of this tea's character: a brisk, light color that offers up initial aromas of sweet, floral, keen qualities. From color to flavor, Darjeeling is rightly often described as autumnal, drawing mid-level notes from its cool land of origin. An estate tea, this blend is carefully curated to preserve the same methods that have made it a standing favorite for so long.
With its citrus brightness and a medium body beneath, Darjeeling rests with royal bearing, neither overbearing nor over flavored. Rather it represents the same, ineffable sensual experience that first drew the west to the concept of royal tea. Something both here and there, both floral and clear. Among the large brown leaves are smaller green flakes that spread out the balance in this blend. It hardly resists definition: one immediately knows when one tastes it.
Enjoy Darjeeling, the “Queen of Teas”, reflective, slightly sweet, a classic.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.