What's makes Darjeeling Tea so special?

Darjeeling tea is a type of black tea that is grown in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. It is often considered to be one of the finest teas in the world, thanks to its unique flavor profile and delicate aroma.

Darjeeling tea is made from the small-leaf Camellia sinensis var. sinensis plant, which is grown at high altitudes (ranging from 600 to 2,000 meters) in the Darjeeling district. The tea leaves are plucked by hand during the first, second, and autumn flush periods. Each flush is known for producing tea leaves with different characteristics, which contributes to the varied taste and aroma of Darjeeling tea.

In terms of flavor, Darjeeling tea is often described as being musky and fruity, with notes of muscatel grape. The tea has a light, delicate body and a bright, golden color. The aroma is often described as being floral and slightly spicy, with hints of almonds or apricots.

Darjeeling tea is often enjoyed without milk or sugar, as these can overpower the delicate flavor and aroma of the tea. It is typically brewed at a lower temperature (around 85°C) for around 3-4 minutes. Some tea connoisseurs recommend using a French press or infuser to brew the tea, as this can help to release the full flavor and aroma of the leaves.

Due to its high quality and limited availability, Darjeeling tea can be quite expensive compared to other types of tea. However, many tea enthusiasts consider it to be a worthwhile investment for its unique taste and aroma.

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