Darjeeling Kalimpong Organic Loose Leaf

An elegant black tea with a winey aroma that recalls mountain air and a floral, sweet lingering finish.
$15.95 / 3.5 oz pkg.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Sweet, complex floral notes, with lively, brisk muscat grape flavor
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    India & Sri Lanka
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Caffeine Level

Darjeeling Kalimpong Organic Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 4 Minutes

Ingredients

Organic Black Tea Leaves

How It Tastes

The best Darjeeling tea shows amazing complexity and can seem to change with every sip. Organic Darjeeling Kalimpong offers a multilayered, honey-colored cup; with sweet floral nutty notes; and brisk, winey muscat grape flavor. The aroma of this special Second Flush tea seem to reach right out of the cup. 

History

In the foothills of the Himalayas, Organic Darjeeling Kalimpong tea is grown at a high elevation—up to 6,000 feet—where the cool air slows leaf growth and develops fine character. Fragrant teas have been produced here for 150 years, ever since the British founded a summer 'hill station' here to escape the heat of Calcutta. Meticulously hand-plucked and produced in small batches, this tea seems to capture the mountain air: sweet, winey, and floral.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (16)
Average rating:
(16)
MN
from WB, MI on 2/15/2019. Drinking Peet's since 1997.

I have had this tea for over 20 years, but recently its quality went down significantly. Now instead of finer greener leaves, but mostly large stemy leaves, resulting its taste resembling to cheapest Japanese tea (Bancha)

John
from LARKSPUR, CA on 8/31/2018. Drinking Peet's since forev.

it's still good, but perhaps not as good as it used to be. I'm giving it four stars though!

cat
from east lansing, MI on 7/27/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2015.

i love this darjeeling and actually seek it out. the only other darjeeling i drink now is one from joseph wesley. play around w/ amount of tea used, steeping time, and water temp. it's quite a lovely second flush.

Aaron
from Concord, CA on 6/6/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2006.

Awful. Just plain awful. This tea has no resemblance to the Darjeeling Extra Fancy Kalimpong under the Peet's label. Old version used to be much more deep and malty, and this is a horrible rehash of what was once a great tea blend.

Andrey
from Cambridge, MA on 11/20/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2014 .

I've been drinking Peet's Darjeeling Kalimpong before it acquired Mighty Leaf, and I didn't see any change in quality. I really don't know how it compares to other Darjeelings, but this is my favorite kind of Peet's tea.