Aroma Darjeeling F.O.P.

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Darjeeling is a town in West Bengal, India. This tea is known as the ‘Champagne of Teas’ as there is nothing quite like it. It has a distinctive muscatel flavour that is achieved with the right climate, elevation, bush variety, soil and even the air the bushes breath. This grade is the large leaf which takes longer to brew and produces a light colour and elegant flavour.

'F.O.P.' grade is Flowery Orange Pekoe, this refers to high quality whole leaf tea made from the first two leaves and bud of the shoot. The word Orange came about from the Dutch Royal Family who were from the House of Orange. In the 1600s the company brought teas to Europe and the best of the black teas were reserved for the royal family. When it was introduced to the public, it became known as 'Orange Pekoe', because of its association with royalty. 

Because Darjeeling tea is only grown in small quantities, it commands high prices at the Tea Auctions around the world. The seeds were originally brought over from Kumaun, which were of the Chinese plant variety. Recent conflict in the area has made Darjeeling hard to get hold of and therefore caused prices to rise.


In February 2000, a compulsory system was incorporated into the 1953 Tea Act. This was to make it necessary for all dealers in Darjeeling tea to obtain a licence from the board of India, on the condition that they supply information on the production and manufacture of their tea. Due to this act, any tea labelled as Darjeeling without guaranteeing its quality with correct certification, will not be exported from the region. 

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125g £4.20
250g £8.00
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