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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Estate Darjeeling
Estate Darjeeling

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Estate Darjeeling

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.

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


    • Organic black tea

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Amy D.
      Verified Buyer

      Smooth Afternoon Tea

      Just enough caffeine for an afternoon pick me up.

      12/19/19 | Williamstown, MA
    2. Lisa R.
      Verified Buyer

      Love this tea!

      I am a repeat customer and I love the Estate Darjeeling tea, it is my favorite. It has such intense flavor it doesn't need any sweetener. The only down side is when you get to the bottom of the bag the tea is so fine it slips thru most infusers but I remedy this by purchasing a new steel infuser with very fine openings and problem solved. Will purchase again!

      12/16/19 | Randle, WA
    3. Debra C.
      Verified Buyer

      The best Darjeeling tea!

      This is the best Darjeeling tea I have had. Wonderful flavor.

      11/02/19 | El Paso, TX
    4. Lisa R.
      Verified Buyer

      Wonderful tea.

      The flavor and fragrance of this tea is simply wonderful. I just wish the 1 pound loose tea pouch had been available when the sale was going on...I will be needing to order more soon.

      10/07/19 | Randle, WA
    5. Teresa G.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    6. Jay R.
      Verified Buyer

      Great Tea for A Late Night Treat

      I love the convenience of the canister. The flavor of the estate darjeeling is very rich and flavorful. This is one of my favorite teas.

      08/21/19 | Lexington, SC
    7. Fred M.
      Verified Buyer

      Evening Delight!

      Nice alternate to English Breakfast

      08/21/19 | Crescent City, CA
    8. Paul M.
      Verified Buyer

      Enjoyed it

      Enjoyed it

      08/20/19 | Katy, TX
    9. Laura M.
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      The Estate Darjeeling is my favorite among all the teas I have tried.

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

      Bold but not bitter!

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

      08/20/19 | Sandy, UT
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