A sprawling expanse of emerald green, standing guard below the mighty Himalayas, Darjeeling is an unblemished canvas of raw beauty.
First planted in the 1800s, Darjeeling Tea is native to this part of India. Each year the region produces up to 10,000 kilogrammes in an area that spreads over 17,500 hectares of land.
The city of Darjeeling lies north east of India, among the Himalayas, in the state of West Bengal. The unique climate, soil properties and special care are what make tea from Darjeeling the finest in the world.
The history of Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling Tea owes its beginnings to another country – the tea seeds smuggled out of China by botanist-adventurer Robert Fortune more than 2000 years ago.
By the mid-1800s, Britain was already a heavy consumer of tea, but its supply at the time came from China. Unhappy with the single monopoly arrangement, British tea traders decided that they needed to identify a new source. Around the same time, an unassuming hamlet at the foothills of the Himalayas was turned into a holiday resort for British tourists. The town was named Darjeeling and it had all the right growing conditions for tea. In 1841, Dr. Campbell – the Superintendent of the District – spearheaded the first tea-growing expedition, using tea saplings that were cultivated from the seeds brought out of China.
Six years later, the first tea nursery was established and from this came the seeds to grow the first tea garden in the region. The rest they say is history.
A perfect condition for tea as good as champagne
Darjeeling Tea is unique to Darjeeling. It cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world because of the unique growing conditions found in the region. Only loose leaf teas grown in the area's approximately 87 operating tea gardens are referred to as Darjeeling Tea.
Tea is evergreen and tropical; it needs rain to grow. Up in the foothills of Darjeeling between 600-2000 metres above sea level, annual rainfall is approximately 309 cm. The storms in Darjeeling give the place its nickname ‘Land of the Thunderbolt’ and play an integral role in the growth of the eponymous tea.
The cool climate, the soil, rainfall and sloping terraces all combine to give Darjeeling Tea its distinctive muscatel flavour.
Enjoy this delicate tea for yourself
A rare tea, as fine as champagne, from the land of the thunderbolt, Darjeeling Tea is available from our online store. Our commitment is to bring the Best Organic Darjeeling Tea to Australia. We want everyone to enjoy this finest of teas in its purest form.
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Save up to 20% when you buy your Organic Darjeeling Tea in bulk!
- Save approx. 20% when you buy 1000g instead of 4 x 250g
- Save approx. 10% when you buy 500g instead of 2 x 250g
Check out the following table to find out how long your pack of Organic Darjeeling Tea will approx. last:
|Daily Usage||Daily Usage - Loose Leaf Tea||Package Size||Usage Duration|
|1 cup/day (250ml Tea)||2g Loose Leaf Tea||500g||8 Months|
|2 cups/day (500ml Tea)||4g Loose Leaf Tea||
|3 cups/day (750ml Tea)||6g Loose Leaf Tea||
|1 large pot/day (1-litre Tea)||8g Loose Leaf Tea||
Enjoy a great cup of ORGANIC DARJEELING TEA every day!