Whether First Flush, Second Flush or Green Tea - Our Organic Darjeeling Teas are the best quality. In our Organic Darjeeling Teas you will find the result of the most careful selection and the most stringent quality controls. Now it's up to you to allow the "Champagne of Teas" to achieve its peak flavour.
Watch this short video how easy it is to make a cup of loose leaf Darjeeling Tea. The video is made by our friends from the Tea Campaign Canada.
Storage: Always store tea in a sealed container. If you store it in our silver paper bag, an odour free closet shelf will do.
Water: Use fresh tap or filtered water. Water quality varies by region. If necessary, buy non-carbonated mineral water.
Brewing: For best results, brew tea in a container without net. Tea nets and especially tea infusers compress the leaves too much. For Black Tea pour water when it's fully bubbling at 80 - 98ºC. For Green Tea just heat the water up to 60 - 80ºC. Alternatively bring the water to a boil and let it cool down for about 10 minutes to the right temperature.
Measuring and Time: The stimulating caffeine develops its full energy within two minutes. Longer steeping adds tannin, which has a calming effect on the gastrointestinal tract. The desired balance of steeping time and amount of tea leaves used in preparation will be the result of experimentation and your personal taste.
Pouring off: Before pouring the steeped tea into a teapot for serving, pre-heat the teapot with hot water. Warm water is not sufficient. Pour the tea through a tea strainer into the pot.
Serving: Darjeeling Tea, especially the Second Flush, may be enjoyed with a drop of milk. Depending on you personal taste you may sweeten your tea a little to just balance the slight natural bitterness. Because of its delicate character, we recommend white candied sugar. A teapot-heater would spoils the tea - better to keep it hot with a tea cozy.
Black Teas are oxidised teas. Darjeeling Teas are usually not fully oxidised and develop best if the water temperature is under the boiling point. The temperature can range from 80°C – 98°C degrees, depending on your preference.
For our First Flush or Second Flush Darjeeling Teas take 3.5 – 4 g of loose leaf tea for 500ml hot water or approx. 2g per cup. We recommend a steeping time of 2 - 5 minutes depending your personal taste preference.
If you use loose leaves, your leaves should have sufficient space to unfold in the pot or cup. Only then the full flavour can be released. It is always better to use a separate pot or cup for the steeping. Avoid the use of tea-eggs or similar equipment. After steeping you can pour the tea through a strainer in a second pot or cup.
If you prepare a Green Tea a steeping temperature between 60°C and max. 80°C is recommended. The reason is that amino acids, which contribute to the flavour of a green tea, dissolve at 60°C. Whereas tannins, which also contribute to flavour and pungency, dissolve at 80°C. To get the best flavour, but also the sweetness of a Green Tea and to avoid the astringency and bitterness, caused by the tannins, it is crucial to prepare a Green Tea within the recommended temperature range.
The steeping time may be between 1 and 3 minutes, depending on your personal taste preference. The ratio is the same as for black tea: 3.5 – 4g of loose leaf tea for 500 ml water or approx. 2g per cup.
The great news is: You don't need any special equipment to get the best out of your tea leaves! You only need a measuring spoon (or a small digital scale), 2 teapots, a simple household strainer and a timer. That´s it!
Maximise flavour: And here some final tips to get the maximum of flavour and aroma. Pre-heat your tea cups or pots. Stir the steeping tea once or twice. Note: movement and turbulences improve and accelerate the extraction process.
It´s so easy… and tastes sooo good!
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!