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. Nancy M.
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      A must have.

      02/25/20 | Indianapolis, IN
    2. Lisa B.
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      An old favorite

      02/25/20 | Herrin, IL
    3. Carolina A.
      Verified Buyer

      My new favorite!

      We discovered Tea Forte a couple of years ago and we are customers for life! I ordered this canister after trying estate Darjeeling in the cute pyramid bags. My son gifted me the infuser cup so I now I get to enjoy just the right amount of tea every morning!

      02/25/20 | Frisco, TX
    4. Marsha G.
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      My favorite tea

      Yes this is my favorite tea.

      02/24/20 | EVANSTON, IL
    5. Marjorie W.
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      Great Tea

      Nice mellow Darjeeling tea!

      02/23/20 | Streamwood, IL
    6. Karen S.
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      I found this tea to be one of the best for black tea.

      02/22/20 | MOUNT VISION, NY
    7. Arthur I.
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      Great Blend

      Unique blend with great taste.

      02/22/20 | Lakewood Ranch, FL
    8. DEBRA C.
      Verified Buyer

      All time Favorite

      Estate Darjeeling is the finest black tea ever! I have started using it for iced tea also and it is wonderful! So very glad it is available in one pound pouches.

      02/18/20 | FLINT, TX
    9. Claudia B.
      Verified Buyer

      A sampling of some of the best

      I gave this as a gift & have gotten nothing but raves about the teas. This is a great sampling of some of the best & highly rated teas. Would definitely order again.

      02/15/20 | Maumee, OH
    10. Pamela F.
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      Smooth tea!

      I really love this Darjeeling tea! It is so smooth and flavorful that it is definitely my favorite “go-to” tea.

      02/14/20 | Dallas, TX
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