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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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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. Sheri Q.
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      All Around Special Black Tea

      This is my go-to tea in the mornings or afternoons with something sweet. I'm never disappointed by it's aroma, flavor and ease of drinking.

      02/14/19 | West Hills, CA
    2. Laura A.
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      This is some of the best tea I have ever had. Have enjoyed some almost ever day. Rich, distinct taste & beautiful color.

      02/14/19 | HUNTINGTON WOODS, MI
    3. Robyn L.
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      02/12/19 | Billings, MT
    4. Gretchen G.
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      Your Estate Darjeeling tea is very pleasing to the palette, but am unhappy with the new smaller-sized canisters.

      02/12/19 | Atascadero, CA
    5. Kate C.
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      Excellent Tea

      This tea is wonderful. It has great flavor and light and fragrant. Recommend this highly.

      02/10/19 | Zionsville, IN
    6. Kara S.
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      Good for breakfast

      I like this one in the morning.

      02/10/19 | Wichita Falls, TX
    7. Kellie M.
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      From Coffee to Tea...

      I grew up on cafe au lait; but the dairy was not helping my nasal allergies; Green tea has always been my afternoon pick up, but was struggling to find a morning tea that satisfied me enough to make the change. This is the blend that sealed the switch. Very satisfying, and no bitter after taste. I enjoy my morning tea now, and don't miss the cafe.

      02/10/19 | Scottsdale, AZ
    8. Heather C.
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      This is a smooth cup. It's subtle, slightly smoky and makes a good early morning tea alternative to a breakfast tea. Sweeten it with a touch of sugar or honey and just sip it.

      01/30/19 | Mesa, AZ
    9. Sheran J.
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      Great Gift

      I ordered this for my tea drinking companion from college. She emailed me the day it arrived (speedily as it turned out). The next day I got another email telling me how wonderful the tea is. She said, this will be another shared pleasure just like college. Thanks for making such fantastic teas. Sheran

      01/23/19 | Georgetown, TX
    10. Dotti M.
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      Delicious bold flavor

      I love this tea but it is very pricey.

      10/23/18 | Eustis, FL
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