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Darjeeling Decaf Tea - Loose Leaf



$25.99 $17.99

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Hints of muscatel flavor without the caffeine

Country of Origin: India

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The Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea blend from English Tea Store is the cachet of a Darjeeling with hints of muscatel flavor and with no caffeine.The fragrance and taste is a complex bouquet that reaches right out of the cup. Some would describe the taste as nutty; others find it reminds them of black currants, but most often it is described as similar to the taste and fragrance of muscat grapes.

Darjeeling is a picturesque tea growing area in Northern India. From the town center on a clear day the peak of Mount Everest can be seen. The genus of the Darjeeling tea bush is the Chinese Jat, which gives it the distinctive muscatel character. Because the tea is grown at such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather the bushes do not grow quickly, and as such the production is limited. The best time of the year for quality is during ‘second-flush’ (end May - end June). During this time Darjeelings are incomparable to any other tea in the world.

There are 3 main times of year for producing good quality Darjeelings:

1st flush - springtime harvested teas from late Feb. to mid-April. The young leaves yield a light tea with generally intense muscatel with ‘point’. A gentle afternoon tea.

2nd flush - Harvested in June, these teas are more fully developed. The liquor is bright and the taste full and round excellent muscatel. A superb afternoon tea that is especially good with scones and raspberry conserve.

Autumnal - Not always available depending upon the weather, they are typified by a round taste and coppery liquor. Excellent as a breakfast tea with milk.

The Canadian Chemical Free CO2 Process removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. Instead, finished tea is briefly soaked in exceptionally pure water and gently flushed with CO2. The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact - so it's still good for you.

How to Make Tea

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Antioxidant Content: Medium - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Darjeeling Decaf Tea - Loose Leaf

Darjeeling Decaf Tea - Loose Leaf.

Rating: 4.5/5 based on 22 review(s)
  • Price: $17.99 - In stock
  • Product ID: TOLSLL_DDJ

Additional Information

Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Brand English Tea Store
Tea Type Black Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Decaf Tea
Flavor Darjeeling
Package Size 4oz
Dietary Options Decaffeinated, Gluten Free
Manufacturer Part Number TOLSLL_DDJ
Country of Origin India

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