Harney & Sons Darjeeling 4 oz Loose Tea
Harney & Sons Darjeeling is a blend of First Flush and Autumnal Teas from the best tea estates in the Darjeeling district - West Bengal in India, high in the mountains of Himalayas. First flush is harvested in mid-March following spring rains. It has a gentle, very light colour, aroma, and mild astringency. The Autumnal Teas are harvested in the fall season after the rainy season and has somewhat less delicate flavour and less spicy tones, but fuller body and darker colour. The mixture of these two in the Harney & Sons Darjeeling yields a light color brew with a medium body that is very fragrant.
Darjeeling has developed a good reputaion among tea drinkers for over 150 years. So,by making this blend, Harney & Sons wanted something that would respect that tradition. It was created to combine many esteemed qualities but is reasonably priced. As all Darjeeling teas, this Harney & Sons blend is also created with the small leaves of Camellia Sinesis and you can find green (hard withered green flakes) along with larger brown leaves.
Some people call Darjeeling "The Champage of Teas". Just as the word 'Champagne' signifies sparkling wines that come from the Champagne region of France, in the world of tea the word 'Darjeeling' denotes tea from the district of Darjeeling located high in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Currently, there are collectively about 87 tea estates in this small region that create this special type of tea. The sub-tropical, high altitude conditions, the slightly acidic soils and the climate that alternates between sunny to frequent cloudy periods, all contribute to the unique taste of the tea in this area.
|Product Contains||4 oz of loose-leaf tea|
|Base||Small green leaves (hard withered green flakes) along with larger brown leaves|
|Aroma||Bright aromas of a First Flush with pineapple and grapefruit and darker stone fruit notes of Autumn Teas|
|Character||Bright citrus notes and darker notes of stone apricots and plums|
|Brewing Time||4 to 5 minutes|
|Brewing Temperature||212° F|
About the Harney & Sons Fine Teas
The Harney & Sons story in the tea industry begins 30 years ago in Salisbury, Connecticut, when John Harney, developed a passion for fine teas and the art and craft of tea blending. John began his own journey in mastering the craft of tea blending. He produced and served his distinctive blends that were becoming more and more popular among the tea drinkers. His small back then home-based business turned to be a global company covered by popular names like Oprah and Dr. Oz and served in five-star hotels such as Four Seasons Hotels, Waldorf Astoria New York and other luxurious establishments. Harney & Sons Fine Teas sources, blends, and packages its own teas and has more than three hundred varieties. The company remains committed to delivering a superior quality teas that the consumers would truly indulge to delivery luxury to the everyday life.