Our Darjeeling Standard Tea is an unusually robust version of Darjeeling tea which is usually renowned for its delicate flavor. The broken leaf brings a spicy edge to the traditional floral, thin body of most Darjeeling teas.
Grading: Tippy Golden Broken Orange Pekoe: a high-grade broken-leaf tea with a large proportion of golden tips.
- Orange Pekoe refers to the grade of leaf in this black tea.
- Broken-leaf tea is the tea that has been torn or broken but is still in large enough pieces to be recognizable as pieces of leaf.
- Golden refers to the golden tip, the very end of the golden tea buds.
- Tippy tells us that most of this tea is the golden tip of the tea plant.
I really like Darjeeling, much more than I expected to. This is my favorite one. It's the ideal Darjeeling to me. The sweet wine notes and subtle astringency play well together. I usually add some honey or agave to my tea, and this one needs very little. It's amazing just on its own. I'm extremely pleased with this tea!