- Price: £7.50 (100g)
Of all the black teas, Darjeeling is the most mysterious and romantic. Grown in centuries old tea gardens in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas where the elements of rainfall, mellow mists, sunshine and rich soil combine to provide the perfect conditions for this – the champagne of teas. Spring or first flush Darjeelings are the highest quality offering a light, aromatic taste with hints of fruity muscatel. Because of their delicacy, Darjeeling teas are usually drunk without milk although they can take a little if brewed strong.
Take four minutes of time to achieve perfection. Use one teaspoon of tea per person and add freshly drawn boiling water.
Style: light classic black tea
Enjoy it: in the afternoon with a slice of cake