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  • A top shelf blend of India's finest and prized Darjeeling and Assam black teas.

    Are you searching for a black tea with deep, bold flavor and comforting aromas? If so, HarSha is the perfect fit. HarSha, a Hindi word meaning “bliss”, is an aromatic tea with ingredients imported from the Indian villages of Darjeeling and Assam. Darjeeling is a small town known for it's aromatic, crisp teas and rich Bengali heritage. In the Eastern Himalayan hills, tea is cultivated by farmers whose talents run generations deep. Assam, located in northeastern India on the Bangladeshi border, is also famous for its fine teas, the production of which dates back to the early years of British colonization. The properties of Darjeeling and Assam teas are combined to produce a simple yet intricate network of blissful flavors.

    Harsha is tea mixture comprised of dark brown and golden leaves, mimicking the earthy tones of the north Indian landscape. Second flush Darjeeling leaves are used, which means they are harvested in June and steeped to become a rich amber. When brewed, the tea is a rich, bold caramel color with hints of red. The lightness of Darjeeling tea infuses with the more sturdy-bodied Assam, crafting an impeccable balance of flavors and colors. This caffeinated tea is energizing and delicious; it's robust flavor is accented with molasses and exotic fruits, such as steeped apricots and peaches. Harsha has a deep, seductive aroma that brings to mind the warm valleys and colorful foothills of the Indian Himalayas. 

    This blissful concoction of exotic tea leaves will brighten the spirit and mind, leaving traces of energy and overall wellness. From the foothills of the Himalayas to your cup, HarSha provides a dreamy getaway with every sip. 

    Base leaf: Black tea

    Health properties: Calming properties reported, anti-oxidant properties known..

    Flavor strength: Full, dark, colonial. Primary collection is colourful, soil-rich.

    Caffeine: Medium.

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    USA - For orders above $35
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    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.

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