Darjeeling is an area in India at the foot of the Himalayas. This premium tea has a sparkling, rich orange and golden infusion with a light and airy feel. A rich and nectar-like mouthfeel with a strong accent of muscatel, tropical fruits and exotic flowers. This grows at around 1,500 meters above sea level and is harvested in June.
The English founded the tea plantations here in the 19th century. Due to the soil and climate, Darjeeling gets its characteristic taste. Darjeeling is considered by many to be the Champagne of teenagers.
Black tea is fully oxidized. That is, the oxidation process is allowed to stop on its own. After oxidation, the tea is dried. It is oxidation that makes the tea leaves dark. Black tea has a strong, often earthy taste and is the most common type drunk in the Western world. Most people prefer to drink black tea with milk, but high quality teas such as Assam, Keemun and Darjeeling are also lovely on their own.