A distinctly delicate black tea, picked by hand in the Himalayan foothills – sealed in our individually wrapped teabags for freshness.
Contains: 25 individually wrapped teabags.
Weight: 50g e 1.8oz
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours.
Darjeeling tea is famed for its sparkling clarity of taste and crystalline sweetness, benefiting from the steady rainfall, light soil and cool air of the Himalayan foothills. The British first established plantations in Darjeeling in the 1840s, using seeds smuggled from China, and some of the original China Jat bushes are still cultivated today.
Picked during the second harvest of the year between May and June, this “Second Flush” Darjeeling takes on some of the warmth of late spring, with developed fruit notes coming through in the cup. You'll often hear connoisseurs refer to the “muscatel” quality of a good Second Flush variety, and it's true that this particular Darjeeling tea has a real sense of that delicious dessert wine sweetness. Far lighter than most black teas, our Darjeeling individually wrapped teabags are best brewed lightly and enjoyed without milk – you'll find it's sublimely refreshing at any time of day.
- Origin: India
- Tea type: Black
- Number of servings (using 1 teabag per cup): 25 individually wrapped teabags = 25 cups
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics