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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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About Estate Darjeeling

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.

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


  • Organic black tea

Caffeine Content (Mg)

0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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  1. Dotti M.
    Verified Buyer

    Delicious bold flavor

    I love this tea but it is very pricey.

    10/23/18 | Eustis, FL
  2. Kim S.
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    The best I've tasted

    This tea is incredible.

    10/04/18 | Monument, CO
  3. Kim S.
    Verified Buyer

    I love this rea

    It has a wonderful full body taste. Definitely one of my favorites.

    09/19/18 | MONUMENT, CO
  4. Ron G.
    Verified Buyer

    Smooth Darjeeling

    Very smooth, black tea. Just bought another pouch!

    09/03/18 | Boulder, CO
  5. Beverly L.
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    Strong flavor and a great wake me up tea

    08/31/18 | CHAMPAIGN, IL
  6. Stella W.
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    A nice subtle tea.

    08/29/18 | Bellbrook, OH
  7. Dmitry D.
    Verified Buyer

    Some fancy staff

    This one is about to have a cup of tea just to taste cup of tea)

    08/29/18 | Lexington, MA
  8. Phiroze P.
    Verified Buyer

    My go to tea

    While the more delicate Darjeelings are appreciated this offering is my go to tea, morning or afternoon. It has a robustness which satisfies but still delivers the nuances a Darjeeling should have. It was a lucky day when I chose to use my gift certificate for this tea - I have reordered it again and again using my own funds!

    08/25/18 | Walnut Creek, CA
  9. Kathie B.
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    A very nice, smooth tea blend where you're looking for a good cup of black, non-fussy tea.

    08/24/18 | Charlotte, NC
  10. Carolyn A C.
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    The Best!

    I've had many Darjeelings over the years. This one is Tops!

    08/24/18 | New Richmond, WI
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