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Champagne of Teas

Darjeeling tea is known as the "champagne" of teas. Darjeeling teas are special -- no other tea benefits from the perfect combination of geography, climate and soil that blesses the tea estates of the Darjeeling region of Northern India. The high-elevation gardens, ranging in altitude from 1,800 to 6,300 feet above sea level, offer thin cool air that slows the growth of the tea leaves. This slow maturation results in lower production quantities, but produces the delicate flowery-sweet taste profile that is the hallmark of premium Darjeeling teas. The Darjeeling growing year consists of three seasonal production periods (flushes): First Flush (February-March), Second Flush (May) and Autumn Flush (October-November). The tea produced in each of these cycles is unique. First Flush teas are light, clear, aromatic and brisk; Second Flush teas are darker and have a distinct "muscatel" flavor; Autumn Flush teas are rich and smooth, with a bolder flavor. Each flush is unique in it's own right, but all are distinctly Darjeelings -- and there is no other tea on earth quite like it.

Darjeeling Region of India

Worker Picking Tea in Darjeeling

The Darjeeling tea region in India has 7 valleys that have approximately 87 tea Estates. Darjeeling teas are special -- Please see the list in the table to the left. The Yellow arrows are first flush teas that we have in stock. The Brown arrows are second flush teas that we also have in stock. Finally the Black arrows are the 3rd cutting and known as the autumn flush. These 7 valleys are very similar to Napa valley and wines. Each year the micro climates affect the tea plants differently along with the rain. This makes some of the teas higher quality and more sought after than other tea estates for that year. Each of the cuttings are different seasons with different weather and rain patterns. The science is not nearly as sophisticated in Darjeeling as it has become in Napa but the micro climate impacts are very similar.

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Darjeeling Upper Fagu Tea

A fantastic early season 1st Flush 2016 Darjeeling tea plucked from the young clonal bushes of this beautiful plantation of Darjeeling. This is the 1st premium tea lot that rolled out of this garden this year.

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Darjeeling Teesta Valley Tea

A superfine quality 1st Flush 2016 Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure china bushes of this high elevation garden of Darjeeling. This is the 1st batch of early season 1st flush 2016 Darjeeling tea that rolled out of this garden this year.

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Darjeeling Risheehat Organic Tea

A great muscatel variety Second Flush Darjeeling tea plucked from the high elevation china bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Pussimbing Tea

A rare and Premium 2nd Flush Organic Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure china bushes of this most reputed plantation of Darjeeling. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Upper Namring Tea

A superb batch of pure Autumn Flush Darjeeling tea plucked from the pure AV2 and BB157 clonal bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling.

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Darjeeling Dragon Moon Tea

A Full-bodied blend with point and flavor. Notes of muscatel from a fine estate-grown First flush Darjeeling.

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Darjeeling Happy Valley Organic Tea

A pure-grade blend of First and Second flush teas from the Happy Valley estate. Very aromatic and complex flavor profile with notes of fruit and muscatel. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Himalayan Tea

An wonderful blend of high-grade Second Flush Darjeeling teas. Flavor is brisk, slightly spicy and aromatic.

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Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Tea

A Classic Second-Flush tea from one of the finest estates in Darjeeling. Well-rounded muscatel flavor with a slight astringency and a distinctive Muscatel character.

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Darjeeling Marybong Organic Tea

An organic First Flush Darjeeling. Well-balanced and very aromatic, with the bright and slightly spicy flavor profile of a good First Flush tea. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Monteviot Organic FF Tea

One of the finest quality 1st Flush Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure bushes of the garden of Monteviot. The leaves are open, rough, dark green-Anthracite with silvery tips. The dry leaves give out excellent fresh fruity-floral aroma in this state. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Castleton AF Tea

For years now, this small plantation located in the south of Darjeeling has been producing first quality teas that are known all over the world. This tea garden is a classic for connoisseurs and lovers of excellent autumn flush tea! The shining amber-colored cup is absolutely beautiful! The dark and excellent Sinensis leaf and the silvery tips show the careful plucking by excellently trained personnel. The taste is aromatic, elegant and soft with a mild and discreet flower.

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Panfired Green Darjeeling Tea

A full body and typical second flush darjeeling tea. Tending delicate, light liquoring with notes of muscatel, pungent. Brews to a bright, golden amber in the cup.

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Darjeeling White Tips Tea

A rare white tea from the Darjeeling region of India. Each leaf is hand-selected, gently steamed and dried under a soft heat.

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