Internationally renowned Darjeeling teas come to us from the area in and around Darjeeling, a Himalayan town in the state of West Bengal in eastern India. The soil and climatic conditions that exist here create teas that are treasured for their exquisite taste. Often referred to as the "Champagne of teas", Darjeeling teas are so prized that the government there created a special logo that certifies that the teas bearing this logo were actually grown in this beautiful mountain terrain. These teas have a complex and delicate flavor that marries well with custard, eggs, grilled fish, curries and fresh fruit.
The Darjeeling Dooteriah Estate in the eastern valley of Darjeeling, was established 1859. The tea garden ranges in height from 3362 to 7000 feet above sea level and with their abundant sunshine, gentle mists, crisp winds and fertile soil, produce exceptional tasting teas.
Picked between May and June, this second flush tea from the Dooteriah Estate has beautiful tippy, twisted, well-formed brown & black tea leaves. When brewed the resulting cup is bright amber with a delightful musk aroma and a taste that is sweet and floral with an oak-like finish.
Brew tea at 195º - steep for 2- 3 minutes.
|This Darjeeling has a very light floral undertone to it. I had to work at it to name it. Just a hint, almost a disguise.|
||A taste that hides
|I found that by steeping this tea for a full 5 minutes uncovers the Muscat taste that is not so obvious with lesser steeping times.|
|- Charles Wood, OH|