Darjeeling is a Black Tea, and considered the “champagne” of teas. Black Teas can provide such health benefits as lower cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease. The bushes at Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea Estate, where this 2nd flush variety is grown in India, are almost entirely the Chinese Jat genus of the tea plant, which accounts for the green-leafed tippy appearance of the manufactured leaf and the superb fragrance. Because the tea is grown at such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather, the bushes do not grow quickly, and the production is limited. The best time of year for quality is during "second flush" (end of May to end of June). During this time, the tea produced has a fragrance and taste of a complex bouquet that it reaches right out of the cup. Some would describe the taste as nutty; others would find it reminds them of black currants, but most often it is described as similar to the taste and aroma of muscat grapes. This particular selection is a very likeable medium-bodied Darjeeling with a fruity and slightly nutty flavor, smooth and pleasant, and a great afternoon tea at a good value.
Caffeine Level: Medium
Steep 1 to 2 teaspoons @ 195° for 3 - 5 minutes
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea
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