The World of Premier’s
Established in 1988, Premier’s now has over three decades of experience filling the industry gap of sourcing quality Indian teas. In a field of tea brands, Premier’s strives to stand out. Our company’s dedication to our tea-growing communities and the storied tradition of Indian tea makes every sip of Premier’s an ethical one.
The sanctity of pure tea is our priority. We believe that the luxury of tea lies in its precise origins. All of our leaves only come into contact with teas from the same source. This means when you order Assam or Darjeeling Tea from Premier’s, you get the highest-quality single-origin tea on the market.
The pleasure of sipping Premier’s is firmly rooted in Purity.
Darjeeling tea is one of the most popular types of tea in India. In India, the tea has a rich history that accompanies an equally rich flavour. For modern drinkers the tea also provides a variety of health benefits. One may not realize the depth of the unique experience of having the purest form of high grown Darjeeling teas.
To create the best drinking experience, find out everything you need to know about Darjeeling tea. Understanding its history, flavour and more can help you understand the best ways to brew and enjoy a delicious cup. Darjeeling tea is very versatile as it can be processed into black, green, white or oolong teas. The most common type of Darjeeling tea is black, which means tea producers oxidize leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant to create it. Darjeeling tea is exclusive to the Darjeeling district located in West Bengal, India.
Darjeeling tea can be differentiated from the other black teas by its area of origin. The Darjeeling region is at about 7,000 miles above the sea level, which gives the Camellia Sinensis plants a unique mix of oxygen, sunlight and UV rays. The extremely unique environment in the Darjeeling region helps create the taste that’s specific to Darjeeling tea.
Darjeeling Tea Blends
While you’re shopping for Darjeeling tea, make sure the packaging says it’s harvested from the Darjeeling region. If not, you won’t be purchasing true Darjeeling tea.
Furthermore, get as much information as you can about how the tea was harvested. Keep in mind that the flavour will vary depending on how it’s processed and when it’s harvested from the plant. We recommend trying several types of Darjeeling tea so you can get a feel for the different flavours.
- If you’re brewing black or oolong Darjeeling tea, use boiling water. For green or white tea, use water slightly under the boiling point.
- Steep your tea for a few minutes, and be sure to remove the leaves when you’re done.
- Even if you’re using a teabag with Darjeeling, remove the bag before it’s time to drink.
How to Drink Darjeeling Tea
As with any tea, it’s important to brew Darjeeling tea correctly so you can have the best experience. If you over-steep your tea or use water that’s too hot, you could risk bringing out more bitter flavours.
As a good rule of thumb, use one teaspoon of tea per every cup of water. The amount may vary depending on the Darjeeling blend, so be sure to read the specific brewing instructions.