Organic Roasted Darjeeling Black

A fresh blend of unique Black teas, marked with burnt-wood & smoky aromas.

Size: 100g/3.5oz

Freshness Journey

Real fresh teas with transparent evidence of 'where' the tea was manufactured, and 'when' it was manufactured, verified by picking and processing dates
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Picked & Processed
22nd-23rd Feb'24
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Arrived at Teabox Submit
Within 24 hrs of manufacturing of the teas at estate, we receive them
26th Feb'24
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Sorted & Cleaned Submit
We do hand sorting of the teas to ensure our customers only receive whole leaves and not dust
24th Feb'24
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Vacuum Packed Submit
We vacuum pack the teas to ensure freshness and protect it from the 4 enemies (light/heat/moisture/oxygen)
26th Feb'24
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Stored for Freshness Submit
Post vacuum packing, the teas are stored in one of its kind cold chain facility in India to ensure the quality is preserved
26th Feb'24
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Usually delivers within 5-7 Biz Days
27th Feb'24

The Reason Why Your Teas Are Fresh

As the only facility near the source, our close proximity to the estates ensures teas reach within 24-48 hours of production
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Harvest

We believe in 100% Transparency of product traceability & its origins
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Summer Flush Submit
The season of teas picked between the four flushes(harvests) of the year
Season
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FTGFOP1 Submit
Refers to Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One: A superior, whole leaf grade of tea, renowned for its exquisite quality
Grade
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Chinary Submit
Represents the cultivar of the Tea Plant
Speciality
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The amount of Caffeine this tea contains
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We Are Certified And Licensed

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100% Pure & Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Certified by the Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Darjeeling CTM License No.- DJ/489/13032015/TE
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TEA BOARD OF INDIA LICENCE
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DARJEELING CERTIFIED TRADE MARK
With the rise of adulterated Darjeeling teas blended with teas from different regions, it is important to choose an authentic Indian brand. All of our Darjeeling teas, sourced fresh from the gardens, are sold with a Certified Trademark license.

How To Steep

Steeping Method
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Step 1
Start by heating water in a kettle
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Step 2
Measure precise tea leaves for the teapot/infuser.
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Step 3
Pour the hot water over the leaves
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Step 4
Let it steep for the recommended duration
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Step 5
Strain and enjoy sipping your freshly steeped tea.
Steeping Method
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5fl oz/
150ml
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185°-194°F/
85°C-90°C
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1.25tsp/2g/
0.07 oz
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5
mins
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Steep
Once
Storage Instructions
Store in a cool dry place away from heat, sunlight and moisture. Use an airtight container to minimize contact with O2

Tasting Notes

From our Chief Tea Taster
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Aroma
Marked by notes of burnt wood, unripe tree fruit,smoky with subtle hint of red berries
Appearance
Dark Amber
Taste
A full-bodied, brisk cup which starts with pronounced notes of burnt wood interlaced with a subtle earthy character which hums along throughout.

Pleasant hints of astringency is discernible towards the middle and around the edges from the smoky and firewood flavors; which however is balanced by pleasant raw fruity tones towards the finish.

A savoury aftertaste of red berries leaves a radiant feel on the palate.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
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Rishi
Amazing taste !!

Flavour profile was exactly as described on the site. Looking forward to taste other varieties.

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Partha Sarathi
Thank you Teabox

Someone who is on a budget but want a quality Darjeeling tea with beautiful aroma this is one….. this is my second time buy and extremely happy to get quality tea from tea box…. Keep up the good work 🙏🏼💐

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Chuck

Nice flavor.. Excellent choice if you like "spice" notes

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Mita Srinivasan (Dubai, AE)
Usually love your teas

I usually am a bit conservative and order the same type of tea but this time I tried your generic Darjeeling black tea because my tea was not available.

I was a bit disappointed because I usually associate Darjeeling teas with aroma and flavour and this time the two generic teas (named Darjeeling and something else) I got were more like Assam teas (too strong and bitter) and not really my cup of tea, I will probably try and mix them or try a lesser amount and play around with them because I hate wastage.

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Joanna Peralta (Gawler, AU)
Very refreshing tea

Love that it’s actually leaves not just shavings that’s why it taste so fresh and beautifully roasted. Really enjoyed drinking this. Will definitely buy again

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Marina Chekulaeva (Berlin, DE)
No somkeyness

Same experience as JEffery Abrams no smoke at all. However, I had a trial of this tea before and it was AMAZING.
So, I believe something went wrong with batch 231123/01 packed 23-NOV-2023

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Souvik Roy (Kolkata, IN)
Awesome 😍

Love the taste.

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Michael Spangler (Franklin, US)
Teabox Review My History with tea

To Teabox

I generally do not give reviews because I end up being asked for them from a hundred different websites for stuff I haven’t bought. But here I obviously have made an exception to that rule.

Before I get into the teas I bought from you, I’d like to give you my history with tea. When I was 15 (back in 1965) I found 4 tins of loose leaf tea from Wagner & Sons. They were Ch’a Ching, Earl Gray, Darjeeling & English Breakfast. I strictly followed their instructions and found I was drinking warm water. So I experimented and added a teaspoon of tea to each cup and found there was some flavor there. I added another teaspoon and I was infatuated with the flavor. When my tins ran out I could not find a store that sold loose leaf tea.

But in 1986 when I moved to a new city and I searched for a store that sold tea I found one. It sold loose leaf tea in an 8oz clear glass cup. Caffeinated tea had a black handle and decaffeinated tea had a green handle. When those ran out I went back to buy some more but the store was gone. A decade later I found a store (Teavana) in a city an hour from where I lived, but I would go there from time to time for various reasons and I always stopped by the Teavana store and bought some tea. Unfortunately, Starbucks bought Teavana, closed all their stores and shutdown their website.

I then went to the web and found several sites but the one I liked the best was Adagio only until recently they did not offer Darjeeling tea. But since you are most exclusively Darjeeling I have tried your tea. I bought 3 different versions of Darjeeling and I have done the same experiments I did way back in 1965 and I’ve found I still like the 3 teaspoons per cup. I have enjoyed all the varieties I bought from you and I’ll buy some again when I finish these. Only it will be a while. I have to watch my caffeine intake. So I drink one cup of your tea every other day. But I do like the way tea helps me relax and it is always a joy to my palate.

I look forward to trying another version of your tea (especially your Chi).

Sincerely,

Michael S. Spangler

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JEffery Abrams (Fort Myers, US)
Mediocre

As you know I am a prolific user of your products
So far after my large order arrived tried your smoked Darjeeling,when I opened bag no smoky flavor just your standard black tea ,upon brewing again no smoky flavors drinking again no smoky flavored found wrong packaging disappointed!

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Kat Benner (Comox, CA)
Delicious!

Delicious and perfect marriage between flavours of black tea and hojicha. Toasty roasty comforting goodness.