Darjeeling tea comes all the way to us from the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, which is also known for its tigers. Darjeeling distinguishes itself from other Indian teas because it’s actually made from the Chinese variety of Camellia Sinensis, rather than the bigger Indian Assam plant.
This particular Darjeeling is 1st flush, and a truly classic black tea with all the characteristic complex flavours you might expect from a tea grown in misty and cool conditions.
Camellia Sinensis was born from a group of tea trekkers including Hugo Americi, Kevin Gascoyne, Jasmin Desharnais and François Marchand and their shared passion for tea. Hugo's travels introduced him to the unique world of teas, which lead him to open his tea house in 1999.
It has flavours of grape, minerals and forest greens, and pairs best with pear tart, camembert and lightly curried chicken. Serve it during a dinner on a hot summer night, and imagine yourself in Bengal, among the tigers.