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Last Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

About Darjeeling Green Tea

Olive Green Tea Leaves
a Darjeeling Green
from LeafSpa
Darjeeling green tea is green tea produced in the Darjeeling district of India. Historically, most tea produced in India was black tea, so Darjeeling green tea is a relatively recent innovation, and is less well-known and has less tradition than Darjeeling black tea. But Darjeeling greens are more widespread and have a longer history of production than Darjeeling oolong and Darjeeling white tea.

Green Fuzzy Curly Tea Leaves
Chloe Darjeeling Green
from The Simple Leaf
It is difficult to generalize about the characteristics of Darjeeling green teas, as they are quite diverse. But Darjeeling green teas do have a particular character that makes them distinct from other styles of green tea, which is why we classify them as a style of their own. These teas often share certain characteristics of aroma in common with other Darjeelings, in contrast to other green teas.

Unlike black teas, Darjeeling green teas are less often classified by flush, even though the harvest times of these teas differ greatly and affect the character of the finished product just as with black tea.

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87 / 100
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This is a very strong, bold-tasting green tea that is among my favorite green teas ever sampled. I sampled this tea, my first from Octavia Tea, for the first time, in a new and very cute cafe, Velvet Sky Bakery, in Jenkintown. It was brewed in the Adagio Ingenuitea infuser, incidentally, my first time having tea brew...

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77 / 100
Picture of Darjeeling Ambootia Estate Organic Green Tea

Dry leaf has a mild herbaceous aroma, and a dusty appearance.

Produces an olive-green cup. Crisp, clear flavor, with honey-like qualities. Aroma is mild, dominated by melow herbaceous tones. Flavor is clean and the tea has a cooling quality. I found its flavor grew on me a bit. Produces two very flavorful infus...

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87 / 100
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The liqueur is a light amber color, almost looking like it has no flavoring to it. It smells floral and fruity. The flower smells like rose but it tastes like jasmine. There is a lightly earthen tone at the back of the smell that is similar to many black darjeelings.

The taste is started off with a overtone of jasmi...

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97 / 100
Picture of Makaibari Estate Long Leaf Green (DJ-456)

I was sad to see this tea removed from Upton's listings, as I enjoyed sampling it. [Update: it seems Upton has added a new lot, and I'm eager to try that one!]

Extremely flavorful and complex, with many different aspects of the aroma: dark, vegetal tones, rich grassy tones similar to a good dragonwell tea, and a hi...

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Makaibari Estate Long Leaf Green (DJ-456)

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Darjeeling Green Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Darjeeling Green

Brand:Shanti Tea
Style:Darjeeling Green Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Darjeeling Ambootia Estate Organic Green Tea

Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Darjeeling Green Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Himalayan Green

Brand:Octavia Tea
Style:Darjeeling Green Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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