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The mixed nature of Darjeeling leads to complex nutty and "muscatel" flavors not ordinarily found in black teas. Perhaps one of the reasons that Darjeeling is known as the the "Champagne of teas."
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
One of my favorites
This is one of my favorite teas that I drink year-round because it's great served warm or chilled.
1/14/14 | Angela, Parkersburg, WV
One of my New Favourites!
I received this tea as gift and I had never before tasted anything so full of flavour. The quality of the tea is amazing and well worth the money spent. I am excited to try more Flavours from Tea forte.
7/31/13 | Aimee, Mississauga, Canada
A Must-Try Tea!
The Estate Darjeeling tea is simply the best black tea I have ever tasted. I got it as a gift from a friend and had it one day not knowing what it was like, and I was blown away. They're not lying when they say it's the "champagne of teas". No one can consider themselves a true fan of black teas until they have tried the Estate Darjeeling.
2/7/12 | Bethany, Toronto, Canada
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.