Darjeeling Pyramid Tea Bags
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
All Darjeeling Teas are well-known for their delicate flavours and floral aromas, but when combined with state-of-the-art Pyramid Tea bags, this beverage truly earns its name as the ‘Champagne of Teas’.
Since 1997, ongoing studies have established that Pyramid Tea bags can be more effective than the more traditional, flat tea bags when making a brew. This is largely due to the fact that most Pyramid shaped bags have up to 50% extra space for the tea leaves to infuse, allowing enhanced flavour and an overall better cup of tea!
What is Darjeeling Tea
The Region from where Darjeeling tea gets its name is located in the North East-Indian foothills of the Himalayas and is renowned for creating some of the finest teas in the world. Despite its unquestionable significance, however, Darjeeling is only capable of producing approximately 1% of India’s total tea output! Stretching between high mountain ridges and deep mountain valleys, Darjeeling can often be challenging terrain to access, which partially accounts for such a low percentage in India’s tea industry.
Yet this region holds a secret for much of its produce is not originally native to India at all! In fact, the majority of Darjeeling Tea comes from the Chinese Camellia Sinensis Var. Sinensis plant rather than the Indian Camellia Sinensis Var. Assamica. These plants have since acclimatised to the high elevation and rugged terrain of Darjeeling and now thrive throughout the landscape, while many specialists also consider that a sizable proportion of produce is now harvested from a China-India hybrid plant found nowhere else in the world!
Many of these Chinese bushes found within the region owe their origin to Scottish adventurer and botanist, Robert Fortune, who “smuggled” many of the tea seeds from China almost 200 years ago. These seeds were quick to establish themselves across Darjeeling and by the mid-19th Century, English traders turned to the region as British-Chinese relations grew increasingly unsteady.
Soon, Darjeeling was subjected to a rapid increase in exports and with it came mass expansion. In fact, by 1866, 39 tea plantations had already been established with 1,000 acres being used for the producing of approximately 133,000 lbs of tea! Today, these statistics are far greater with recent records indicating that there are over 80 tea gardens spread over 17,500 hectares!
Type of Tea: Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea packed into Pyramid Tea Bags.
Origin: The Darjeeling District, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon or Honey are both delightful additions to this beverage, although many consider it best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: The traditional flavours of this Darjeeling tea are only enhanced with the use of Pyramid teabags. Expect characteristically floral notes with a soft, distinctive aroma and muscatel undertones to finish things off.
Colour in cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling is full of wonderful antioxidant properties, our Darjeeling Pyramid Tea Bags can offer benefits such as improved cardiovascular and dental health, reductions to Gastric ulcers and even the potential of stronger bones! Further to this, Scientific Studies have indicated that drinking Darjeeling tea can also be an excellent weight-loss tool!
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Immune System
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime