estate darjeeling

This sought-after Darjeeling Tea from the esteemed Monteviot Estate is prized for its delicate flavor and aroma. A bright and floral cup accentuated by natural fruity nuances.
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Estate Darjeeling

Customer Reviews

Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

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

Ingredients

black tea

Caffeine Level

Moderate Caffeine
Moderate Caffeine

Certifications

Kosher Certified

Kosher Certified
Estate Darjeeling
From the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India, near the Nepal border

Did You Know?

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.

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."

More Info

Tea type: black tea

Origin : Darjeeling, India. Monteviot Estate

Harvest: 2nd flush

Darjeeling tea is perfect anytime, exceptionally refreshing and fragrant with a sweet, pleasuring taste.

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.

Tasting Notes:

  • Flavor: clean, crisp and clear with married muscatel notes of wine
  • Aroma: florally fragrant, fresh and light
  • Infusion: caramel gold
  • Color: bright copper
  • Strength: medium bodied

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Event Box

estate darjeeling event box

48 pyramid infusers

$56.00
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Loose Leaf Tea Canister

estate darjeeling loose leaf tea canister

35-50 servings

$15.00
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One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

estate darjeeling one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

$60.00
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petite presentation box black tea assortment

black tea assortment petite presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: Earl Grey, Black Currant, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla

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$17.00
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presentation box black tea assortment

black tea assortment presentation box

four pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla

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$30.00
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tea chest tea chest tea tasting assortment

tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Cocoa Coconut, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Mountain Oolong, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear

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$55.00
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large gift tin world of teas

world of teas large gift tin

three pyramid infusers each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha (organic), Estate Darjeeling (organic).

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$25.00
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single steeps® world of teas

world of teas single steeps®

three pouches of each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha (organic), Estate Darjeeling.

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$15.75
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Customer Reviews (32) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Good Quality

I love the Darjeeling tea a lot and Tea Firte has never disappointed me! The quality is the best and great flavor. I can't drink other brand.

02/21/17 | REIKO, SEATTLE, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Fragrant & lovely tea

Really enjoy this tea w/honey

02/21/17 | Kathy, Cincinnati, OH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love it!

Excellent full bodied Darjeeling

02/21/17 | Amy, Bernardsville, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser Christmas Gift

Purchased this as a gift for my husband. It has a very nice fragrance and the taste is light and enjoyable.

02/21/17 | Bridget, Alameda, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best Darjeeling tea out there! I feel like I am drinking the tea equivalent of champagne.

beautiful light, golden color and the flavor is delicate and smooth. The aroma is subtle but fragrant.

02/21/17 | Susan, Riverside, IL

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Enjoy the tea very much!

02/21/17 | Sandy, Upland, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The champagne of tea

I love this tea, with and without sugar or milk. Don't miss it if you enjoy black teas!!

02/20/17 | Douglas, Auburn, NY

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Excellent

02/20/17 | Peter, Kirkland, WA

infuser infuser infuser Was not my favorite, but that's just me.

I am a total fan of the English Breakfast. I gave this a try but I didn't like it as much as my Tea Forte English Breakfast (which I buy by the pound). Give it a try though - it wasn't bad by any means.

02/20/17 | Jacob, San Diego, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My Go-to

I purchase this time and time again. I look forward to it first thing in the morning and often blend it with other teas I purchase, like the Blood Orange

02/18/17 | Rebecca, Lincoln, NE

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One Pound Loose Tea Pouch Estate Darjeeling

Excellent tea and great service!

02/13/17 | JOHN, PORTLAND, OR

infuser infuser infuser Good, but not great

This is the only tea we have tried that has been a disappointment--not because it wasn't good, because it is, but because it has not seemed outstanding as have so many other varieties.

02/12/17 | Alison, Fairfax, VA

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Love this tea, delivery was quick, very happy with the tea and service.

02/11/17 | Melissa, Butler, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious tea

This is my favorite tea! I order it by the lb. and immediately put it in tins upon arrival. It's delicious iced as well as hot. Highly recommend it!

02/10/17 | Teresa, Houston, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Be Mine Darjeeling

I am very particular about my Darjeeling tea and this is very good, though on the lighter side of what I am accustomed. It has a lovely aroma once left to steep, pleasant to the taste and no harsh bitter after-taste. Especially enjoyable as your first taste of caffeine in the morning!

02/09/17 | Sheri, West Hills, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite tea

Strong and flavorful. Delicious!

02/09/17 | Inna, Rockville, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Every morning tea

Consistently brews a perfect pot to start my day. Beautiful clear amber cup with a full flavor, never bitter. I even love to breath in the aroma of the leaves when I open the pouch every morning. A great start to any and every day!!

02/09/17 | Patricia, Niagara, WI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser mellow

a delightful tea, very mellow.

02/09/17 | Virginia, Franklin, MI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love this tea!

I had this tea in a single steep & just loved it! I feel like it's everything a tea should taste like. I like the flavored teas, but if you want just plain tea, this is the one!

02/09/17 | Jo, Telferner, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolute Favorite!

After trying a sampler of mixed black teas, this was my absolute favorite! It's so smooth, doesn't give me a headache like other brands, and it's just so relaxing. I had to snag a pound so I could have enough for work and home! I can't get enough of it!

02/09/17 | Aundrea, San Jose, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolute Favorite!

It's so smooth, doesn't give me a headache like other brands, and it's just so relaxing I love the size, but if you drink as much of this tea as I do, this is the perfect canister to pair with an extra pound to refill :)

02/09/17 | Aundrea, San Jose, CA

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Amazing! One of my favorite teas!

02/09/17 | Jessica, Sylva, NC

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A wonderful tea if you enjoy a little lighter tea blend.

02/09/17 | Laura, Wallingford, CT

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my favorite!

02/09/17 | Bing, CLEVELAND, OH

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Nice

02/09/17 | Stephen, Anza, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best of the best

I have tried many, many Darjeeling teas & this is now my favorite. It is very smooth & lightly musky. One of the best I've ever had.

12/11/16 | Claudia, Maumee, OH

infuser Not recommended!

A very bland flavor, not sure how this is considered a top selling Darjeeling. I would not buy it again.

09/11/16 | Justin, Silver Spring, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My "Go To" Tea

Rich flavor with a hint of sweetness. No over-powering bitterness. No need to add a thing to this one, it's perfect. This tea is beautiful. It's my new "everyday" tea.

04/18/15 | Charlene, Minneapolis, MN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My All Time Fav Classic

This tea is smooth and satisfying as my new favorite classic black. It doesn't have the bite of Ceylon, and it is great as iced tea also!

09/20/14 | Carolyn, Shallowater, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of my favorites

This is one of my favorite teas that I drink year-round because it's great served warm or chilled.

01/14/14 | Angela, Parkersburg, WV

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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.

07/31/13 | Aimee, Mississauga, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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.

02/07/12 | Bethany, Toronto, Canada