Darjeeling Tea Leaves
150g of premium quality single estate, high-grown Darjeeling loose leaf tea.
One of the world's most sought after teas.
Darjeeling is prized about all other black teas as it develops a thin-bodied, light-coloured liquor with a floral aroma.
A medium strength black tea that is unique and refreshing.
The flavours of Darjeeling Tea differ from season to season. According to the plucking period, the seasons can be categorised as under: -
Easter Flush (March - April) :
It arrives just after the dormant Winter months. The leaves are tender and very light green in appearance. The liquor too is light, clear, bright and imparts a pleasant brisk flavour
Spring Flush (May - June) :
This flush is famed for its prominent quality. The leaf has a purplish bloom. The liquor is more round, mellow and with more colour (amber) and has a slightly fruity flavour. It is during this period that the famous “Muscatel” flavour becomes pronounced.
Summer Flush (July - September) :
During this period the nature of the liquor changes, becoming stronger, yet retaining the brightness and character that Darjeeling is known for.
Autumn Flush (October - November) :
The Tea during this period has a light coppery tinge and liquors have a delicate character.
Winter Months (December - February) :
Dormant period with no production.
Take 1 level teaspoon of pure Darjeeling Tea in each cup. Nothing for the pot. Pour water, immediately after bringing it to a furious boil. Brew it for 3 - 4 minutes. A perfect cup of Darjeeling is ready.
If Broken / Fanning Grades of tea is used, ½ teaspoon of tea would suffice. In case milk or sugar is to be added then the brewing time has to extend to about 5 minutes.
The quantity of Tea and the brewing time can be altered according to personal preferences.
Iced tea is also popular, with a slice of lemon.