Our Darjeeling is a distinguished brew for discerning tea lovers. Delicate yet complex, floral yet fruity, it takes your taste buds on a journey of discovery.
Our Darjeeling is a distinguished brew for discerning tea lovers. Delicate yet complex, floral yet fruity, it takes your taste buds on a journey of discovery. Nestled in India’s Mahabharata Mountain Range (aka the ‘lesser Himalayas’), Darjeeling is a very special tea region. At an altitude of around 2,000 metres (m), the hilly tea gardens here only produce teas in certain seasons. Each season gives its own character to the teas.
Our Tea Masters use first flush teas from the spring harvest. This is when the young leaves offer their freshest and most floral character. They blend these with teas from the summer harvest. By this point the leaves are more mature, giving the brew its richer, fruitier notes, which are often said to resemble Muscat grapes.
Bright and golden in the cup, our Darjeeling has a refreshingly brisk taste with a fine balance of flavours. The tea is lovely at any time of the day, and we love it in the afternoons, served without milk to reveal all of the tea’s fragrances and crisp finish. Our loose leaf Darjeeling brings you a more refined brewing experience than our teabags.
Our Loose Leaf Darjeeling tea leaves are foil-sealed inside their packets/caddies for freshness. The packaging is decorated with William Marlow’s 1788 painting "Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral". This illustrates Central London and the Thames - the river that connected Britain to the rest of the world – and as such, we think it sums up our Darjeeling nicely.
We are honoured that our Darjeeling tea won a Great Taste Award in 2018. The world’s most coveted food and drink award, Great Taste’s judges praised our tea for its "sound, long lasting flavour" and for "delivering distinct Darjeeling character" in every cup.
Origin*: Darjeeling*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster