Darjeeling is a tea from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Even though Darjeeling Green and Oolong teas are becoming more commonly produced, Black Tea is the traditional form of Darjeeling produced. When properly brewed, Darjeeling produces a thin-bodied, light-colored infusion with a floral aroma.
Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis var. Sinensis. Darjeeling is often called the “Champagne of teas”, both because of its popularity and also, more commonly due to the musky-sweet tasting notes similar to muscat wine.
Darjeeling has a unique flavor that is lighter and less astringent than most black tea, but more layered and complex than most green teas.
At ESP Tea Emporium, we select only premium Darjeeling Black loose teas for their freshness and rich flavorful characteristics. Our freshly cultivated leaves are left to oxidize, just the right amount of time, to reach a perfect black coloring and full-bodied flavor.