The Champagne of Whole Leaf Loose Teas
This 75g box of Whole Leaf Loose Black Tea (Darjeeling) is a sought after tea, produced from May onwards at the base of the Himalayas in the Darjeeling West Bengal area of India. This has two Great Taste Awards under its belt.
Darjeeling is often referred to as the ‘champagne’ of teas, it offers a rich and full-bodied aroma with hints of muscatel. This tea is a versatile one and can be used to infuse cool and hot drinks with flavour and in baking too.
A flush in the tea world means the different growing seasons in Darjeeling.
- First Flush from mid-March to May: This tea is light and almost clear in colour, the tea has a floral scent.
- Second Flush from June to mid-August: We Are Tea picked the second flush for their Darjeeling as the tea has a stronger, full-bodied character. The tea is darker in colour than the first flush and is unique in flavour, no other teas bring out the fruity flavour of the muscatel grape as clear as the second flush!
- Third Flush (Autumn Flush) from October to November: This tea has a lighter flavour but is darker in colour.
The perfect cup of Darjeeling tea
Step 1: Use one teaspoon of Loose Leaf Tea per cup (or use the Simplicitea Loose Leaf Tea Infuser to brew a perfect cup each time).
Step 2: Use freshly drawn boiled water, all black teas can take the heat!
Step 3: Brew for 90 seconds, or leave for longer according to personal taste
Step 4: Milk is optional and you don't need sugar, you're sweet enough!
About We Are Tea
They're an independent, whole-leaf, ethical & tasty tea company (60 Great Taste Awards don't lie) and make premium quality Loose Leaf Tea, Whole Leaf Teabags, Tea Infusers & more.
Guilt free sipping
We’re a nation of tea monsters consuming over 165 million cuppas every year and growing. To keep up with the worlds growing love affair with tea in a socially just and environmentally sustainably way, the Ethical Tea Partnership was formed. Working with individual tea estates, We Are Tea help producers & smallholder farmers raise their performance against international social & environmental standards to produce ethical tea, as well as address key issues holding back tea sustainability in the global tea producing regions through training and support.
We Are Tea are committed to helping the environment by removing pesky plastic from their packaging completely by the end of this year, along with having 100% biodegradable and compostable teabags and takeaway cups in all their stores.
Keep away from moisture (until it lands in your cup!) We recommend you store your tea in an opaque, airtight container. It might look pretty in glass, but the light damages the tea leaves and subsequent taste. Nooo!
Please store away from direct sunlight, in a cool, dry place. Consume within 2 years from purchase for optimum freshness.
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