Darjeeling tea is a popular variety of tea grown in the foothills of the Himalayas in the scenic hill station of Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is further available as black, green, white and oolong forms depending on the level of oxidization of the tea leaves. Darjeeling tea is generally thin bodied with light color and has a distinct and highly desired floral aroma, while it tastes mildly astringent and musky.
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Darjeeling tea is India's most celebrated tea. Darjeeling is a mountainous area located in the state of West Bengal. It's called 'Kingdom of the sky' and is blessed with Himalayan environment and outstanding terrior that produces the unique tea produced here. As the elevation climbs, the cool, thin air slows leaf growth yielding smaller leaf and giving them a well-defined flavour profile.
Muscatel is said to be a flavour profile found in Darjeeling teas. It can be denoted as a unique muscat-like (a kind of grape) fruitiness in aroma and flavour. It is something that is very difficult to describe, but it is something extraordinary and rare. This is what makes Darjeeling tea so different and exquisite.
The tea plants in Darjeeling owe their origin to tea seeds from China nearly 200 years ago. Due to its ideal topography, Darjeeling seemed as a good place to start experimenting with tea cultivation. In 1841, Campbell planted tea bushes that he got from China. By 1850, nurseries were set up and commercial development had started taking place at a fast pace.
The caffeine content differs from tea to tea. A 250 ml serving of Darjeeling tea generally contains 40-70gms of caffeine depending on the strength of the tea.
2 to 3 grams or one teaspoon of tea per 180 ml of water. Delicate black teas such as the Darjeeling tea should be steeped for 3-4 minutes.