Darjeeling Tea- India

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Darjeeling Tea from the Darjeeling region in West Bengal is known as the Champagne of Teas. It is especially favoured in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations.

This tea with a fruity, floral and astringent taste is considered to be the best of the black teas. Technically though, it is more Oolong than black because almost all of the Darjeeling blacks have incomplete oxidation. Here, Pico Iyer, noted essayist, novelist and travel writer talks of his personal passion for tea drinking, an integral part of his daily routine. He also talks of the charms of Darjeeling, a sought-after tourist destination famed for its beauty.

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