Darjeeling 125g Loose Leaf Tea

Darjeeling 125g Loose Leaf Tea

£9.60

A light and sophisticated afternoon tea.

Our Darjeeling is an exquisitely delicate orthodox tea that showcases the distinctive muscatel character of one of the world’s most famous teas. Tea has been cultivated high up in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range since the British first planted tea around the picturesque Darjeeling hill station during the 19th century.

Birchall Graham was at the forefront of early cultivation of the ‘Champagne of Teas’ in the Darjeeling district and this special blend has been created by the fifth generation of his family to celebrate his pioneering spirit and our rich heritage in tea. Reflecting the distinguished essence of its origin, Birchall Darjeeling creates a golden coloured infusion that releases the pronounced, rich flavour and floral aroma with muscat grape notes that makes this tea so prized.

Why East Africa Produces The Best Black Teas

We consider our signature black teas to be truly special and unique in the tea world and we’d like to tell you why. Our black teas are all sourced exclusively from the finest tea estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya; this is generally considered to be where the very best teas are to be found. This equatorial region’s altitude, high rainfall and rich volcanic soil provide the ideal conditions that are integral to growing tea of unparalleled flavour and taste.

 
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The geography and climate of the area where this tea is grown makes it uniquely placed to produce black tea of unparalleled flavour and taste. This equatorial region’s altitude of 1460-4500 metres above sea level, high rainfall and volcanoes along the Congo-Nile Crest provide the ideal conditions and rich soil that are integral to growing outstanding tea.

The tea bushes grow high above sea level, at a slower rate, where the temperature is relatively low, developing greater flavour before they are individually hand picked. The estate provides valuable jobs for people in the area and also runs a co-operative for over 2600 farmers.

Read more about tea production in East Africa here.
 

 

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To further our commitment to making the communities we are part of stronger, we support sustainable projects in these areas and charitable causes across East Africa. Here are three projects were are particularly proud to have and still been involved in – Virunga National Park, Rwandan Cricket Foundation & Rwandan Schools:
 

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This green tea includes:
  • Black Tea from Darjeeling, India
  Weight - 125g
  • Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes
  • Recommended Brew Temperature: 100°
  • Storage Advice: Store in a cool, dry, place away from strong aromas
  • For best results use BRITA filtered water
Light and sophisticated, our Darjeeling tea can be enjoyed anytime but is best suited to a glorious afternoon in ideally a grand setting.
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