Darjeeling teas

Darjeeling tea is considered as the most popular black tea. It comes from Darjeeling and its region in West Bengal, India.

The origin of Darjeeling tea, an exceptional tea

Darjeeling tea comes from the village of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. Nestling in the heights of the Himalayas, at an altitude of around 2,000 metres, the famous Camellia Sinensis plant is grown. It is the buds and leaves of this shrub that are used to create all Darjeeling teas. This shrub enjoys the ideal conditions for producing a unique tea: at altitude with frequent rainfall and sunshine.

Darjeeling pluckers are trained to pick the best tea leaves, i.e. the last two shoots and the bud. This is what gives Darjeeling tea its title of premium tea. Since the 19th century, it has been the world's most popular tea.

The ‘creator’ of this tea is Robert Fortune, a British botanist who, in 1848, illegally introduced around 20,000 tea bushes into the country. This was renamed the ‘Great Tea Robbery’. Today, it is the only tea to be recognised as a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)


Darjeeling tea can be drunk all day long, even replacing coffee. It has a stimulating effect thanks to the theine and tannin it contains. We recommend that you enjoy your tea first thing in the morning or in the middle of the day to get that natural boost.

Brew your tea for 3 to 5 minutes in water at 80 or 90°C in your best teapot or teawareIndeed, there are a few rules of tea preparation and tasting to follow.

Sold in bulk (100g) or in tea bags, make your choice and enjoy your tea time the way it should be.We advise you to enjoy your Darjeeling tea with delicious shortbreads,  traditional Scottish biscuit.

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