Darjeeling Tea Lingia FTGFOP1 Leaf

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

This Darjeeling Black Tea comes from the renowned Lingia Estate. It has our assurance of being an exceptional quality Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1 (FTGFOP1) grade loose Tea. Most importantly, however, it tastes great.

Black Teas like Darjeeling Tea Lingia FTGFOP1 Leaf, aside from their tasting notes, contain a wealth of antioxidants. These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, which are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation.

By slowing down the process of oxidation, the antioxidants in this Tea can reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions. Studies suggest that this includes type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even, very potentially, cancer.

Indeed, Darjeeling Tea Lingia FTGFOP1 Leaf has much to offer. Why not find out what this brew can do for you today? The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack every Tea, Tisane and Coffee fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency. What more could you want from your morning cuppa'?

Why Choose Darjeeling Tea?

Darjeeling Tea has a nickname: The Champagne of Tea. This refers to both the exclusiveness of growing Darjeeling Tea in only the Darjeeling district and the quality of the Tea itself!

Like Champagne being the 'top-notch' alcoholic beverage of choice, Darjeeling Tea belongs to the higher tiers of quality Tea. For this reason, Connoisseurs will choose it time and time again.

Lingia Tea Estate

This estate finds itself close to the Nepalese border and within the Golden Valley. The Wernicke family established the gardens in 1867, taking the name "Lingia" from the local Lepcha language. In Lepcha, "Lin-ge" means "triangle of eight mountain tops".

The Chamong Group have owned and managed the Lingia Tea Estate since 2001. Workers grow the Tea at altitudes between 2,800 and 6,000 feet. Nearby estates include Marybong and Tumsong, which both produce Teas also stocked by us.

Brief History of Darjeeling Tea

Producing Tea in the Darjeeling district of India began almost 200 years ago. A Scotsman named Robert Fortune famously 'smuggled' Tea seeds from China in the employment of the British East India Company to help build up an Indian Tea industry.

In 1866, the district had 39 plantations growing Tea over 1,000 acres of land. It produced 133,000 lbs of Darjeeling Tea a year, which increased dramatically by the early 20th Century. In 1947, when India rightfully became independent from Britain, ownership of most Tea gardens transferred to Indian entrepreneurs. This remains the same to this day.

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: The Lingia Tea Estate, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.

How to Serve: Most connoisseurs choose to drink this Tea black. Some, however, may add milk, sugar, honey or lemon. The choice is yours!

Tasting Notes: This is a notably soft and flowery Darjeeling Tea with an aromatic scent.

Colour in Cup: Amber liquor with golden highlights, light in tone.

Darjeeling Tea Benefits

We now know about the antioxidants in this Tea, but what benefits come from them? A 2015 meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%.

Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. It's important to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not currently endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose. We nevertheless support ongoing research.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime
  • Country

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