Darjeeling Tea

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “Drinking this while fighting with the scanner at work…Caffeine much need – the person who lives below me has taken to blasting music at 7am for the past few days. Yes my alarm was set for 7:15 but...” Read full tasting note
  • “Lazy this morning after my walk, so its bagged tea. Last time I had this tea I wasn’t very impressed. It was my fault since I forgot to set my timer. This time this tea was much better. This tea is...” Read full tasting note
  • “On my way to a conference. Can you sense the excitement? O.o We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch, and I asked for hot tea. The waitress brought out two bags of this with a mug of hot water,...” Read full tasting note
  • “BITTER! I finished the cup. I’m not sure how but I did. Now, where’s my medal? This was terrible straight so I added some milk. The milk made it slightly more palatable but it was still dump...” Read full tasting note

From Twinings

This light golden black tea from the foothills of the Himalayas has a delicate and unique character that is likened to the Muscatel grape.

Darjeeling teas are grown in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in northeast India. The high altitude, soil and climate of the Darjeeling plantations contribute towards the unique and delicate taste of this tea. Twinings Darjeeling uses the finest first and second flush teas (those picked in the spring and summer) in this blend. Darjeeling is often regarded by connoisseurs as one of the finest teas. Darjeeling is best drunk black or with a touch of milk.

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55 Tasting Notes

19 tasting notes

Decent tea overall, with a subtle floral note.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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22 tasting notes

Brews a nice cup, but it is a little bitter.

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110 tasting notes

This is presently my go to tea for all things. Drinking while at work and all through the night. It’s rich, deep, dark, very smooth and quite unique.

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108 tasting notes

Not so great, now that I’ve had good quality loose-leaf Darjeeling.

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21 tasting notes

quite a light, fruity taste…warms you up in all the right places…one of my teas of choice.

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7 tasting notes

I’m not one of the more sophisticated tea drinkers but I’m quite pleased with Twinnings’ Darjeeling when I want a black tea with a bit more smooth sophistication than the typical everyday blend or a breakfast tea. I remember thinking when I first tried this it would be a shame to turn it into a commonplace by drinking it too regularly. Goes well with Charles Dickens.

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215 tasting notes

The dry tea is multicolored, finely milled, with a fruity aroma. A 4 min steep gave me a rosy liquor which was unfortunately too bitter to drink without milk and sugar. Compared to the fine Mim Darjeeling I had recently, this tea appears a candidate for making into chai.

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