Darjeeling Blend

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Black Tea
Darjeeling Tea
Sweet, Wood
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Loose Leaf, Sachet, Tea Bag
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 256 ml

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  • “A fresh light golden cup. Smells nutty and sweet. Tastes similar, with a hint of caramel. Has a “clean” quality to it (the very beginnings of astringency I’m sure) which is a pleasant change from...” Read full tasting note
  • “I got this as one of my samples in a recent order and decided to brew it up. It came in a satchet and the poor little leaves barely had enough room to expand. Brews up a pale golden brown. Scent is...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is an individually packaged tea bag I picked up on my mini-moon a couple weeks ago. We stayed at the most beautiful, quaint bed and breakfast in Newport, RI. It’s called the Cliffside Inn,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Best bagged (sacheted) Darjeeling I’ve tried. I see lots of “woody” in previous tasting notes, but not fruity, which I thought it was. Lip-chappingly dry, too.” Read full tasting note

From Harney & Sons

High in the mountains, deep in the mists that surround the Himalayas is Darjeeling ~ “Queen of Teas”. Our Darjeeling tea is a blend of First Flush and Autumnal teas from the best gardens. This mixture yields a light color in the cup – a fragrant “nose”. A great value.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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259 tasting notes

It’s 4pm and I have that sinking feeling. A cup of darjeeling should help restore my focus!

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14 tasting notes

The scent is just absolutely lovely when it reached my nose. The taste was equally as enjoyable, with first a woodsy taste and later the sweetness surfaces. It truly holds to the name “the Champagne of India”.

Flavors: Sweet, Wood

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4 tasting notes

This is my favorite black teas. I’ve read a few things about teas from the Darjeeling growing regions and the leafs are supposed to be of higher quality (at least in regards to taste) than the more prolific areas of Assam. This tea is soft and gentle in taste in spite of being a black tea. I would comment on the particular flavor notes but I’ve ran out of this tea and would like to drink it and slowly tease apart the taste while writing this review. Definitely one of the best black teas out there.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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5 tasting notes

Doesn’t have much of an scent to it like other teas. I smell a little undertones of honey. The taste is smokey with a hint of raspberry. Overall, this tea is good, but nothing to write home about. If you are looking for a simple black tea, I think this would be a good option.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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149 tasting notes

Having a cup of this while I try finishing the knitted scarf for my husband that was SUPPOSED to be a Christmas gift, but I just didn’t have time to knit (and, this double seed stitch, while super easy, seems to take me longer than other patterns have…)…..
I love the brightness of this tea, along with that brisk lift at the finish. It’s not my favourite Darjeeling I’ve had (and, admittedly, I have not had too many…), but I really do like this tea. I swear I was picking up an almost cinnamon thing going on, but it was fleeting in each sip…enough to make me feel a bit of spice in the note, though.
Really lovely.

Cameron B.

Pictures of the scarf, please! :D


In a way, you’re stretching Christmas out. :)


I am always one for stretching Christmas out. lol
Here are some pics of the scarf (it’s super simple, and nothing fantastic… just a plain ol’ thing for keeping one’s neck warm. lol)

I wanted a stitch that didn’t scream out “KNITTED ITEM OVER HERE!”, since it’s for my husband…. I, on the other hand, am all over those types of items, especially in the form of leg warmers. ;)


(and, I have no idea why that last image posted twice in my comment…. :p )


Leg warmers are the best.

That’s a beautiful scarf.

Cameron B.

I love the seed stitch! And the color. :)


That is so beautiful! I wish I could do something that intricate. Nice colour too.


Oh, you could Fjellrev! Knitting is one of those things that seems intricate, but when you do it, you realize everything is basically just 1 type of stich, done different ways. And, if my clumsy fingers can do it, anyone’s fingers can. :D

Red Fennekin

I agree with the others – that’s a really beautiful looking scarf and a great looking stitch! It looks so neat and “professional”, if that makes sense…! XD

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613 tasting notes

H&S sent me a sample sachet of this; I’m not crazy about darjeeling but neither do I hate it. Unfortunately I screwed up my one shot to try this as immediately it was done steeping, I got distracted by people and dogs and didn’t remember the tea till it was decidedly tepid. At that point it tasted like very standard bagged darjeeling, nothing special. And maybe it IS standard, but I’ve no way to tell now, so I’m just noting the fact that I don’t know. This is a non-note. A note of what wasn’t noted. (Sorry guys, some people always have to take a thing too far.)

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334 tasting notes

Sample cube 8/18

Admittedly I haven’t had much experience with Darjeelings in the past, so I don’t have much to compare this to. The dry sachet had a very woodsy aroma with a hint of something coffee-like. The tea brews out to a deep red-orange color. First steep was, for some reason, quite bitter in spite of being fragrant. Not just astringent, not one of the other natural flavors in tea that might be mistaken for bitterness, but literally bitter. Second steep, however, was much smoother, with no bitterness, a light muscatel note, a hint of woodsy smokiness, and a crisp, slightly astringent profile that definitely says black tea, but is not as in-your-face as some other English-styled black tea blends can be. I’m rating this based on the second infusion since I may have let the first sit for a little too long.

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41 tasting notes

Tasted similar to the harney & sons Hao Ya B, but lighter. Will have to try again with and without sugar.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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636 tasting notes

I received a very generous sample of this from boychik in her “Explore Darjeeling package”. Thank you!

This is really hitting the spot this afternoon. I am working on my second cup. After the TTB I am a little burnt out on flavored teas. For the last day or so I have been sipping quite a few of my straight black teas. This tea doesn’t have much spunk. There is nothing notable about it, but it is very enjoyable. It is a light cup, with a very dry feeling. It has hints of fruit and a tad bit of that muscatel (sp?) taste at the end of the sip. I will have no problem finishing this sample but the verdict is still out on a repurchase.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Darj are very finicky . So this blend always delivers, no let downs. It’s not wow but it’s there for you.

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I received this tea as a sample sachet with one of my past orders. (Not my most recent order, there was no sample in that package, but I guess that’s because it was kind of a small order … a few samples as well as a tin of tea that I ordered for my oldest daughter for Christmas … one of my smallest orders placed with Harney yet. But I have SO much tea!)

Anyway … this is a really nice Darjeeling blend. The dry leaf smells sort of woodsy with some hints of earth and flower and fruity overtures. The fruity tones are somewhat muscatel-esque, with notes of currant and grape. Sweet and tangy. This is not quite as astringent as some Darjeeling teas I’ve encountered.

A pleasant cuppa.

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