Nesting in the foothills of the snow covered
Himalayan range, Darjeeling, grows this exclusive tea at altitudes
ranging from 600 to 2000 meters. The cool and moist climate, the soil,
the rainfall and the sloping terrain, all combine to give Darjeeling
its unique muscatel flavor (a desirable character in Darjeeling teas
denoting a grapey taste) and exquisite bouquet.The combination of
natural factors that gives Darjeeling tea its unique distinction is
not found anywhere else in the world. Hence this finest and most delicately
flavoured of all teas has over the years acquired the reputation of
being the Champagne of Teas.
Darjeelingís exclusive taste and quality, as well as the fact that
it can not be replicated anywhere else in the world, makes it one
of the most sought after teas in the world. Since less than 1% of
all the tea harvested in the world is Darjeeling, this tea always
commands a higher price.
Darjeeling tea is acknowledged as the superlative standard for flavor,
unmatched by teas grown anywhere else in the world. Darjeeling is
to tea, what champagne is to wine.
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