The East India Company acquired territory in the Darjeeling district after the Nepal War. In 1839, Dr. Campbell was appointed Superintendent of the area by the Company, and experimented with planting tea in the grounds of his official residence. The success of the plants led to the establishment of numerous gardens, and the unique ‘muscatel’ flavour of the second flush teas became well-known and highly prized.
Then, as now, the high-altitude plantations above five thousand feet produced the finest qualities. After 1850, the cultivation area was extended and the success of Darjeeling tea was assured.
Where it’s from
What it tastes like
Light with fruity and earthy notes and a muscatel flavour
When to enjoy it
Throughout the day
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How to Brew It: The Campbell Darjeeling Black Tea
2 GRAMS OF TEA LEAVES / 2 TEASPOONS
210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC
4-5 MINS BREWING TIME
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