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Did you know that all tea grown in Darjeeling is Not Darjeeling tea?

Did you know that! All tea grown in Darjeeling is Not Darjeeling tea?

Introduction 

Darjeeling tea is India’s first Gitagged product. Only 87 Tea Gardens with Unique and Complex Agro-climatic conditions within the District of Darjeeling are granted GI Tagged Status, and are monitored by the Tea Board of India.

 

Darjeeling tea is well-known around the world. It grows in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Darjeeling tea is unique because of its flavor profile, and the leaves can be refined in different ways like black, green, white or oolong tea.

All tea grown in Darjeeling are Not Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling Tea has the distinctive and naturally occurring organoleptic characteristics of taste and aroma which have won the patronage and recognition of discerning consumers all over the world.

First GI Tagged product in India

Champagne of Teas

Darjeeling Tea became the first GI Tagged product in India, in 2004 and is the only tea in the world to get protection under the GI trademark and is known as the “Champagne of Teas”.

Darjeeling tea is India’s first Gitagged product. Only 87 Tea Gardens with Unique and Complex Agro-climatic conditions within the District of Darjeeling are granted GI Tagged Status, and are monitored by the Tea Board of India.

GITAGGED Darjeeling Tea User License No. DJ/681/01122020/PKT.

Uniqueness

  • Processing Method : Traditional “Orthodox”.
  • Purely Organic.
  • Finest Tea Grade FTGFOP1
  • Known as the “Champagne of Teas”.
  • First GI Tagged Product of India (2004).
  • A Darjeeling tea bush yields only 100 gms of made tea in a year.
  • TEA MAP OF INDIA

    Specification

    Darjeeling Tea is made from Camellia Sinensis that is grown and processed in the Darjeeling District in West Bengal, India.

    The distinctive, exclusive, and rare character of Darjeeling Tea is a result of the combination of plant genes, soil chemistry, elevations, temperature, and rainfall unique to the Darjeeling hills.

    Leaves

    The leaves are small, leathery, dark, glossy green in color often covered with a downy silvery pubescence. These leaves are harvested by plucking the plant’s only a few top young and juicy leaves and the bud, from March to November.

    Do you know 1kg Processed Leaf = 20,000 Individual Hand Picked Leaf Shoots

    Each kilogram of fine tea consists of more than 20,000 individual hand picked leaf shoots (bud of a tea leaf before it opens from its natural curled up form).

    Features

    • 100% Authentic
    • First GI Tagged Product of India
    • Premium Quality Tea
    • Distinct and unique flavor

    Conclusion

    Grading of Darjeeling tea is very important to define its quality to the consumer. There are four  main groups : Whole leaf, Broken leaf, Fannings and Dust. under these main groups are 

    subgroups which are graded according to the quality and leaf sizes. The Darjeeling whole leaf teas are one of the best tea leaves to enjoy the highest tea aromas and taste.

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