Basics of Brewing Tea : Brewing Darjeeling Tea

Basics of Brewing Tea : Brewing Darjeeling Tea


Now I’d like to say something about specific
steeping instructions for Darjeeling teas. Now Darjeeling is known as the champagne of
tea and it’s a black tea that comes a specific part of India and it differs from other black
teas just a bit in that you want to steep it for three minutes instead of three to five.
Three minutes is optimal for Darjeeling and you want to use a little bit less hot water.
Closer to 185 degrees for Darjeeling instead of boiling as you would use for other black
teas so if I’m making Darjeeling I’m going to set my timer for exactly three minutes
and I’m going to use water that is below boiling and it’ll just create this wonderfully full
body and it’s a delicious tea. It’s my absolute favorite.

7 thoughts on “Basics of Brewing Tea : Brewing Darjeeling Tea”

  1. @psxdumy Very nice! I apologise for taking so long to reply. First flush you say? Very nice! I however prefer 2nd flush. This guy is an idiot and is though keen he is incompetent darjeeling and all other black teas need scalding! as near to 100C as possible in a heated teapot. I am sorry I don't know what that is in Fahrenheit I am English, we use Celsius. As for ceylon and Assam yes they are good but darjeeling tops all black teas!

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