FF Darjeeling House Blend - No.08


weight: 50g Packweight: 125g Caddyweight: 250g Packweight: 1kg Pack

FF Darjeeling House Blend - No.08

This First Flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea is perfect for enjoying any time of the day and imparts a clear golden liquor with fruity, floral notes.

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Price:  £4.00(VAT Free)

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Tea Story

Our exquisite luxury Darjeeling First Flush loose-leaf tea delicately combines the fresh, invigorating and grassy qualities of the revered spring flush tea leaves with the stunning muscatel hints that are characteristic of this well-loved and nuanced tea. 

Darjeeling is one of the most revered and well-loved tea districts in India - and in the world. Tea farmers in this area have been passing down expert tea knowledge from generation to generation for almost 200 years.

The succulent, silvery leaves of this Darjeeling loose leaf tea offer a gentle sweetness and refreshingly astringent flavour, which can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Darjeeling is technically a black tea. However, the processing of the tea is more similar to that of green tea - opting for minimal oxidisation - before being rolled in order to preserve the natural flavours. The tea is much sweeter than most black and green teas. It is lightly coloured and has a strong, sweet scent. 

Information for tea connoisseurs

Unlike most Indian teas, the Darjeeling tea leaves derive from the small-leaved Camellia Sinenisis plant, a vegetation which adds beneficial antioxidants to the tea. This is opposed to the large-leaved Assam plant, Camellia Sinensis Assamica.

Tea planting in the Indian district of Darjeeling was introduced in 1841 by Arthur Campbell, a civil surgeon of the Indian Medical Service. Campbell was transferred to Darjeeling in 1839 from Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1841, he brought seeds of the Chinese tea plant, Camellia Sinensis from Kumaun, and began to experiment with tea planting in Darjeeling. The British government also established tea nurseries during that period. Commercial development began during the 1850's.


The Darjeeling District

Darjeeling is located in the northern part of West Bengal in north-eastern India. The district lies in the foothills of the Himalayas and has a temperate climate with wet summers that are prone to monsoon precipitation. The name ‘Darjeeling’ stems from the Tibetan term for ‘Land of the Thunderbolt’. The unique agro-climatic conditions in the West Bengal area, result in a distinctive natural tea flavour with hints of muscatel that is internationally recognised and revered.



Ingredients: First flush Darjeeling black tea

Darjeeling tea can be enjoyed hot or chilled, and its sweet taste means you do not need to add milk, sugar or sweeteners.


Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in Spring Darjeeling, India


Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Even size rolled leaves with plenty of silvery and tender green tips

  • Aroma

    Light, floral and refreshing

  • Flavour

    Gentle, sweet and refreshing

  • Colour

    Light Amber


Brewing Guidance

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Light and refreshing
Wednesday, 23 June 2021  |  Jo

Love this. It's my go-to tea when I want a light, refreshing drink. Is it an acquired taste? Probably, I think most teas are once you get away from the ubiquitous "builders tea with milk". This one does well plain or with a slice of lemon.

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First Rate
Friday, 18 June 2021  |  Ian

Delightfully light & refreshing at any time of day.

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Darjeeling No. 8 Review - Very Good
Tuesday, 4 May 2021  |  Daniel

This tea is beautiful. Do not mistake this tea with blends from supermarkets that can handle milk' do not add milk.
The taste is delicate yet robust with an astringent taste one would expect from a black tea but not at all overpowering due to (in my opinion) the full leaves being used rather than ripped, dust-like tea in tea-bags.
For what you are getting very good value for money.

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Good tea and good value
Monday, 3 May 2021  |  Lee

A nice light Darjeeling, adequate while waiting for the fresh first flush to arrive for the year.

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Monday, 8 March 2021  |  Aleksandrs

Good taste I like it

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