Taking its name from the region it is found in Darjeeling tea derives from the Darjeeling region of West Bengal in India. It is traditionally considered to be the most premium of all black teas, particularly by the tea drinkers from Great Britain and the countries of the British Commonwealth. The tea plant grows on the rich soil of the hilly terrain of Darjeeling, hence the name. Darjeeling tea is unique in that it can not be cultivated anywhere else in the world due to an international trade laws established by the government of India. If you are considering visiting a one-of-a-kind Darjeeling estate, there is a lengthy list to chose from. Aside from the Makaibari estate, others include Arya, Chamong, Glenburn, Lingia, Castleton, Jungpana, Margret's Hope, Risheehat, Ambootia, Avongrove, Balasun, just to name a few. In drinking form Darjeeling tea is quite a light coloured tea with a floral aroma, it is also thin bodied. Its slightly musky flavour gives off a cooling aftertaste. Milk can also be added to Darjeeling tea, but that depends on the individual. The grading of Darjeeling tea is usually done by size and quality, and can be broken down into four groups; whole leaf, broken leaf, fannings and dust.
This tea can be a substitute to your daily coffee as it carries a strong caffeine content. Tea Blossom sources its Darjeeling tea from only the very best of cultivation crops in India.