Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea TGFOP
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Our smooth, delicate, wholesome Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea TGFOP brings you all the flavours you would expect from the world famous Indian district, without the caffeine.
Darjeeling is renowned for its production of truly delicious teas, with this particular beverage being no exception. The term ‘TGFOP’ meanwhile, is an abbreviation of ‘Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe’, which refers to the grade of leaf used.
This particular Darjeeling TGFOP tea has undergone a decaffeination process known as the CO2 method, which can extract up to 98% of caffeine content from any brew. Using pressurised liquid Carbon Dioxide, these caffeine molecules are extracted, while the flavour molecules remain intact. This method is considered the safest, and most efficient. Perhaps more importantly, however, is the fact that Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea TGFOP is a tasty and easy-drinking cuppa to be enjoyed whatever the occasion. Better still, the frequent consumption of this tea may even offer some potentially incredible health benefits!
Despite its worldwide acclaim and popularity, the district of Darjeeling only produces approximately 1% of India’s total tea output. This is astounding when you come to understand its importance within the industry. Of the three main tea growing regions in India, the others being Assam and Nilgiri, Darjeeling is undoubtedly best known for its distinct and truly exquisite teas.
For nearly 200 years, plantations in the Darjeeling region have prided themselves in creating what is arguably the most unique black tea currently available on the market. It is no surprise, then, that they have been dubbed with the nickname, ‘The Champagne of Teas’.
When the Indian Tea industry was kickstarted by the British Empire in the 1820’s and 1830’s, the mountains and hills that surround Darjeeling exploded with activity as new plantations and accompanying homes spread across the land. By 1866, 39 such plantations covering 1,000 acres had already been established, producing 133,000 lbs of tea on a yearly basis.
Following India’s independence from Britain in 1947, the ownership of most tea plantations and gardens transferred to Indian entrepreneurs. 20 years later, however, the region was plunged into turmoil caused by political upheaval in the state of West Bengal. Unfortunately, as of today, these problems are still ongoing, Yet Darjeeling Tea has prevailed, and with its triumphant success, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have witnessed a surge in sales in the last decade alone. In fact, with each passing year, brews such as our Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea TGFOP are rapidly increasing in popularity. So, what are you waiting for?
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, Sugar, Honey, or Lemon - the choice is yours! However, we personally believe this tea is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: The complex flavour of Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea TGFOP is wonderfully harmonious, consisting of a malty-earthy-grassy infusion that dances on the palate with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: While its flavour may be delicate, this beverage’s health benefits are unmistakably bold. Black Tea, as a whole, contains a wealth of antioxidants. However, due to the decaffeination process, some, but certainly not all, of the tea’s antioxidant strength is removed. But do not let this put you off! Any decaffeinated black tea, no matter the type, contains amazing polyphenols known as theaflavin and thearubigin. These antioxidant compounds can combat free radicals found in the body which, in turn, can reduce the risks of a number of ailments including diabetes and heart disease.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon