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


    • Organic black tea

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Kate C.
      Verified Buyer


      This tea is my favorite. It's got great, great flavor. I like it's lightness, it's not as heavy as the other black teas. The aroma is also really good. Thumbs up, for sure!

      06/07/21 | Plainfield, IN
    2. Kate C.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent Tea

      This is my favorite. It's delicious, light and just beautiful every time. Highly recommend!

      04/09/21 | plainfield, IN
    3. Robyn L.
      Verified Buyer


      Extremely disappointed that you are continually out of the Pouch size. And, now you are even out of the canisters. I received the email that the pouch was back in stock but within a very short time it was sold out... again. This email came not long after I had received a large order of the canisters (had to order a bunch because the pouch size was yet again sold out). I have been very patient with this for quite some time. But, you now have an exasperated and fed-up customer. I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars over many years as a loyal Tea Forte customer but I cannot ever get my favorite tea in the size I want when I need it. ☹️ 😢 😔

      03/02/21 | Absarokee, MT
    4. Audrey H.
      Verified Buyer

      Seriously so good.

      02/23/21 | Murray, UT
    5. Kimberly M.
      Verified Buyer

      No flavor

      I love Darjeeling tea. This took twice the tea to find any flavor. The search for a really good cuppa continues.

      02/17/21 | Marietta, GA
    6. Kate C.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious Tea

      Always delicious and flavorful. One of my favorites, for sure. Highly recommend this!

      02/10/21 | Plainfield, IN
    7. Leila Q.
      Verified Buyer

      Exactly as Expected

      Lighter (less tannic) black tea, bright.

      02/09/21 | Louisville, KY
    8. Shirley O.
      Verified Buyer

      A delicious black tea

      I favor herbal teas but this is delicious too.

      02/07/21 | Garden City, NY
    9. Bobur U.
      Verified Buyer

      Best tea

      This is an amazing blend

      02/07/21 | Hallandale Beach, FL
    10. Nicole H.
      Verified Buyer

      Best to make it into a milk tea!

      02/07/21 | Toronto, Canada
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