Darjeeling tea is a famous and much appreciated beverage among people. It is obtained from the tea bush which grows in areas that have altitude 750 - 2000 meters. The area where people raise tea bush is unpolluted and has perfect amount of sunshine and rain. The leaves of the plant are ready to be taken only after ten years. No wonder that only 10 million kilos of tea is produced per year.
The flavor of Darjeeling tea depends upon whether it came from first or from second flush. The taste of Darjeeling tea is full and pleasant. It tastes little bit like Muscat. Darjeeling tea is produced in India in merely 86 Tea Estates. 52,000 people are regular workers in Darjeeling tea industry. Another 15,000 persons are hired during plucking season. Interesting thing is that above 60% of employees are women.
All different kinds of black tea come from a plant called camellia sine sis. Darjeeling tea also comes from this plant which is grown in the Darjeeling region of West Bengal, India. Darjeeling tea is beneficial for our health. It is rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants which serve as immunity boosters and helps detoxify our body.
It contains astringent. It is drunk a lot in Britain. It has light brown color and specific floral aroma. You can drink it with or without milk or lemon. Darjeeling tea has different grades that determine quality of it. It can be whole leaf, broken leaf, fanning’s, and dust.
Darjeeling tea can be made of Chinese variety of the camellia sine sis tea plant. Indian version is made from Assam camellia sine sis variety. Chinese usually brew oolong tea, green tea and white tea. Darjeeling tea is oxidized about 90% which practically makes it more oolong than black tea. Since Darjeeling tea is processed it loses much antioxidant that it had before. The healthiest option is green tea since it does not go through process of oxidation.
However in spite of all this Darjeeling tea manages to preserve flavonoids and antioxidants to the large extent and is still beneficial for our health. Darjeeling tea serves as prevention of heart diseases. It has anti-cancer properties. Darjeeling tea has fine aroma and it is known to relax our mind. People who want to reduce weight can benefit from drinking Darjeeling tea regularly.
Darjeeling tea can prevent and treat tooth decay. Being great antioxidant it helps us dealing with coughs, colds, flu, diarrhea, cystitis and so on. Darjeeling tea has beneficial effect on skin. It has anti- inflammatory properties which ease pain in arthritis patients.