What is Darjeeling tea?
Darjeeling black tea is an aromatic drink with a delicate flavour profile. It’s grown in gardens close to the Nepalese border, at high altitudes of 1000 and 2000m. Darjeeling is a second flush tea which is only harvested in May and June, in the season that precedes the monsoon.
Where did Darjeeling tea originate from?
Darjeeling tea is believed to have originated in China, like many other varieties of tea, though tea growers in India adopted it in the 19th century. Today it’s grown in the Darjeeling and Kalimpong areas of West Bengal and only tea certified by the Tea Board of India can be labelled as Darjeeling tea.
What does Darjeeling tea taste like?
This variety of tea has a light colour and flavour notes of wildflower honey and muscatel. It’s a floral tea with a delicate taste.
Do you drink Darjeeling tea with milk?
Since Darjeeling has a light and delicate character, it’s commonly believed by tea enthusiasts that the first flush should be enjoyed without milk. The second flush has a bolder flavour and has more tannins, which can be reduced with a splash of milk.
Does Darjeeling tea contain caffeine?
All forms of tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant contain some level of caffeine, but green tea tends to have less caffeine than black tea. On average, a cup of Darjeeling tea has around 120mg of caffeine in it.
How to brew Darjeeling tea
To make a delicious cup of Darjeeling tea, steep 1 teaspoon in 75-80 degree water for 2-3 minutes. This type of tea is best served without milk.
What are the benefits of Darjeeling tea?
Darjeeling tea is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, helping to boost heart health, fight cancer, and lower blood sugar levels which can fight off diabetes.
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