Darjeeling is the northernmost district of the state of West Bengal in eastern
India in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is most famous for its black teas,
but it has recently started producing more green and white teas, and even a few
Darjeeling tea is grown at an elevation of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters where
the growing conditions are ideal for tea - the climate is cool and moist, the
soil is high quality, and the sloping terrain provides adequate drainage. The
best tea is produced between March to April and mid-May to mid-June. The finest
Darjeelings are highly prized by tea connoisseurs and are known as the
"champagne of teas."
"Darjeeling Tea", similar to champagne, can only refer to tea that has been
cultivated, grown, produced, manufactured and processed in one of the 87 tea
estates (also called "tea gardens") in the Darjeeling hills that have been
accorded the right to label its produce as "Darjeeling Tea" by the Tea Board of
balasun first flush
Light body with floral layers, a hint of fruity notes, and a crisp clean finish.