Tea Info - Darjeeling the "Champagne of Teas"

Nesting in the foothills of the snow covered Himalayan range, Darjeeling, grows this exclusive tea at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2000 meters. The cool and moist climate, the soil, the rainfall and the sloping terrain, all combine to give Darjeeling its unique muscatel flavor (a desirable character in Darjeeling teas denoting a grapey taste) and exquisite bouquet.The combination of natural factors that gives Darjeeling tea its unique distinction is not found anywhere else in the world. Hence this finest and most delicately flavoured of all teas has over the years acquired the reputation of being the Champagne of Teas.

Darjeelingís exclusive taste and quality, as well as the fact that it can not be replicated anywhere else in the world, makes it one of the most sought after teas in the world. Since less than 1% of all the tea harvested in the world is Darjeeling, this tea always commands a higher price.

Darjeeling tea is acknowledged as the superlative standard for flavor, unmatched by teas grown anywhere else in the world. Darjeeling is to tea, what champagne is to wine.

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