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Darjeeling Mid-Season 50g-1Kg
Mystiq World

Darjeeling Mid-Season 50g-1Kg

Regular price £2.76
Darjeeling is situated 6,000 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Himalayas in North-East India. Its monsoon climate and soil type contribute to the distinctive and flavourful characteristics of this tea, which includes the highly sought-after muscatel and floral bouquet.

Darjeeling is a district in West Bengal located in the Mahabharat range (also known as the lesser Himalayas) with an average altitude of 6710ft (2045.2m). In 2003 Darjeeling became the 1st Indian product to receive a GI tag (GI stands for Geographical Indicator of Goods). Until this point adulteration and falsification were serious problems, for example in 2004 the amount of Darjeeling tea sold in the world exceeded 40,000 tonnes however in this year Darjeeling itself only produced 10,000 tonnes! The tea board of India issues the Darjeeling certification mark, which is applied to tea that has been cultivated, grown, produced, manufactured and processed in the officiated Darjeeling tea gardens.

Currently there are 87 operational tea gardens in Darjeeling covering nearly 47,000 acres. There are approximately 52,000 permanent workers employed on these estates with an additional 15,000 contract workers during the plucking season!

Leaf: SFTGFOP1 (Special Fancy Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe).

Characteristics: A rich flavour and exquisite bouquet, reminiscent of muscatel.

Brewing Hints: Brew in freshly boiled water for three to four minutes.

Serving Suggestions: Usually enjoyed as an afternoon tea, alone, or with light foods.

Origin: North-East India (The Foothills of the Himalayas).

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