Darjeeling Tea – The High Quality Black Tea
Typically “Darjeeling tea” refers to a kind of black tea. However, darjeeling oolong and green teas are becoming more common and easier to find. This tea usually has light golden or darker bronze color. The flavor are also delicate with a strong fruity aroma. People often consider this tea one of the finest teas in the world. Darjeeling tea is also rightly called “Champagne of teas”. Two words describe the unique of this tea is ‘ Miscatel flavour’ and ‘ Excuisite Banquet’.
History Of Darjeeling Tea
Today India is the largest tea producing country in the world. The history of the Indian tea goes long back to early 19th Century. Commercial Tea production started in India due to breaking the monopoly of Chinese tea of East India Company. The story of the Darjeeling tea started after that time. Cambel – A surgeon doctor planted tea seeds in his garden at Beechwood, Darjeeling.
1820s: The British East India Company started large scale tea production in Assam. That is a traditional tea variety.
1847: The British Government also established tea nurseries in Lebong near Darjeeling
1850s: The commercial production started. The first tea gardens in Darjeeling hills were Makaibari and Aloobari.
The Climate Of Darjeeling
Darjeelings are the highest elevation produced teas in the world. This elevation creates a different environment for the tea plant. The cool and moist climate, the soil, the abundant rainfall also exposure for the plant. In addition, there are also many other differences. All produce a different leaf and a unique flavor and aroma in the cup. The Chinese variety of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis sinensis, grows very well under these conditions.
The flavours of the tea also differs from season to season. You can categorize 5 seasons. First is Easter Flush. Second is Spring Flush. The next season is Summer Flush. Following the summer stage is Autumn Flush. And the final season is Winter Months.
Darjeeling Tea Varieties
Darjeeling Black Tea
That is traditional beverage of Darjeeling. This variant of tea goes through all these stages before consuming: drying, rolling, fermenting and sorting. In addition, the colour of this beverage is dark brownish.
Darjeeling White Tea
This is the combination of white teas with Darjeeling brews. This early spring tea offers young leaves and delicate unopened buds. Dry leaf aroma is crisp with hints of fruit and floral. The cup offers the distinct flavor.
Darjeeling Oolong Tea
Darjeeling Oolong tea is a blend of Indian and Chinese tea. That makes a rare cup of tea. These Indian tea leaves also offer you a different experience to traditional Chinese one.
Darjeeling Organic Green Tea
Darjeeling organic green teas have a mild soothing tea flavor. So you do not need to be a tea lover to enjoy their organic taste. They also have many benefits for your health