All you need to know about Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling tea is specifically grown in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, and is widely exported and known for its grandeur and aroma, and is also the most sought after tea amongst all varieties. Darjeeling tea is processed into Black, Green, White and Oolong Tea. It produces a thin-bodied with a light colored infusion when brewed properly giving a floral aroma. Teas that gives a hint of astringent tannic liquor and the characteristics of the taste is like a musky spiciness are known as “Muscatel" flavors.
Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaves from the Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis, rather than the large-leaves from Assam plant (C. sinensis var. assamica). Traditionally, Darjeeling tea is made as black Tea . However, Darjeeling Oolong and Green teas are becoming more commonly produced and easier to find, and a growing number of Tea estates also produces white teas.