Darjeeling tea has found its way into tea ceremonies and gatherings around the world. Its unique flavour profile, characterised by muscatel notes and a delicate aroma, is a result of the specific geographical and climatic conditions of the Darjeeling region. Here we discuss some of the common queries about this prized beverage: 

  • What sets Darjeeling tea apart?

The uniqueness of Darjeeling tea springs from the blend of several factors such as the region's distinct geographical and climatic conditions. Grown at elevations between 600 to 2,000 metres in the mountainous terrain of Darjeeling, the tea bushes benefit from a combination of high altitudes and sloping terrains. Also, the region's generous rainfall and cool, misty climate contribute to the distinctive flavour of Darjeeling tea.

  • What are the different flushes of Darjeeling tea? 

Darjeeling tea is categorised into different "flushes" based on the time of harvest: 

  • First Flush: Offering delicate and floral flavours.
  • Second Flush: Richer in flavour with strong muscatel notes.
  • Monsoon Flush: It’s more oxidised and is often used for roasted teas. 
  • Autumnal Flush: Referring to light and mellow flavoured taste and aroma

 

  • Does Darjeeling tea only come in a black variety?

While black tea might be the famous type of Darjeeling tea, it also comes in green, white tea and oolong varieties. It’s worth noting that each variety stands out with its individual flavour and aroma.

  • How to brew the perfect Darjeeling Black Tea? 

Here’s how you make a classic cup:

  • Boil water in a saucepan.
  • Add a teaspoon or 2.5 - 3 grams of Darjeeling black tea leaves per cup.
  • Let it steep for about 3- 5 minutes as per taste.
  • Strain into a cup and serve.
  • Sweeten with sugar or mellow with milk to taste.

 

  • What do you mean by muscatel flavour? 

The term "muscatel" in the context of Darjeeling tea refers to a unique flavour profile that is often likened to the taste and aroma of muscat grapes. It's a complex flavour that combines sweet, fruity, and wine-like notes with a slightly spicy undertone. This muscatel character is especially prominent in the second flush Darjeeling teas, harvested in the summer months.

  • Can you have Darjeeling tea as a cold brew? 

Absolutely! You can brew it hot, let it cool, then chill it in the fridge for a refreshing iced tea. It’s perfect for those sweltering summer days.

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