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ESTATE DARJEELING

Black Tea

A sought-after single-origin tea from the Monteviot Estate.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: clean, crisp and clear with married muscatel notes of wine
Aroma: florally fragrant, fresh and light
Color: bright copper
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Tea Type : Black Tea

While it is categorized as "black tea" one of the unique features of Darjeeling is that it actually ranges from green to oolong to black in every batch. During the oxidation process (the level of oxidation tea undergoes is one of the key differences between green, oolong and black teas) Darjeeling tea is infrequently raked or mixed. This means that some parts of the tea are not exposed to as much air as others, leaving these less oxidized parts closer to the green end of the spectrum. Looking at loose Darjeeling, one can see this mix of color shades in the leaves.

Our classic Darjeeling Tea comes from the Golden Valley of Darjeeling. The world’s most famous and geographically protected tea-growing origin is located at the northern tip of the state of West Bengal in India. Located in the Kurseong South Valley in the Indian tea-growing district of Darjeeling, the Monteviot estate is one of the smallest and oldest tea plantations in India today. Tea Forté is proud to offer this organically grown, well-crafted leaf from the Monteviot estate.

Read more about Darjeeling Tea:
  • What is Darjeeling Tea
  • How to Make Darjeeling Tea Like an Expert
  • Steeping instructions

    1. Heat water to 208˚F.
    2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
    3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Enjoy!

    For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

    Tasting Notes

    Flavor: clean, crisp and clear with married muscatel notes of wine
    Aroma: florally fragrant, fresh and light
    Color: bright copper

    Ingredients

    • Organic black tea

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Teresa G.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My favorite tea for several years

      I love this tea! I drink it every day. This is high quality, authentic, 100% Darjeeling. I mostly drink it iced, brewed fresh each time. Sometimes I add fresh ginger, and a touch of powdered cardamom. I highly recommend it!

      08/24/19 | Houston, TX
    2. Paul M.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Enjoyed it

      Enjoyed it

      08/20/19 | Katy, TX
    3. Laura M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Favorite

      The Estate Darjeeling is my favorite among all the teas I have tried.

      08/20/19 | Wallingford, CT
    4. Rachel M.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Bold but not bitter!

      Strong, smooth, and satisfying. Makes for a perfect morning or afternoon tea break.

      08/20/19 | Sandy, UT
    5. Lisa Z.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      New Favorite

      Great any time of day!

      08/20/19 | Estes Park, CO
    6. Virginia S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Best Black Tea

      My favorite black tea is clean, crisp, with no after taste. This is the one!

      08/20/19 | Gladstone, NJ
    7. Natalie H.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Nice, simple, black tea.

      I normally go for the fruity flavorful teas but I was pleasantly surprised when I liked this black tea after trying a single steep from a set. It has a nice earthy flavor I enjoy and is great when I want to take a break from fruitiness.

      06/16/19 | Pacifica, CA
    8. Alexander L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      No better way to start my day - it's a gentle picker-upper!

      04/25/19 | Laguna Bech, CA
    9. Mansoor M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Excellent quality

      Great tea

      02/28/19 | Oceanside, CA
    10. Mansoor M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Excellent quality

      Great tea

      02/28/19 | Oceanside, CA
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