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Darjeeling Choice by the Pound

Darjeeling means "Land of the Thunderbolt," as the brisk flavor of this B.O.P. India Black Tea demonstrates.
$23.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Aromatic and bright with penetrating flavor; nutty and floral.
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Sku ID #509558

Caffeine Level

Darjeeling Choice by the Pound
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 4 Minutes


Black Tea Leaves

How It Tastes

Aromatic and bright with penetrating flavor; nutty and floral.


Darjeeling Choice is a broken grade leaf developed specifically for a rich and invigorating infusion.

Worth Noting

The steep hillside district of Darjeeling includes some 70 tea gardens, with the Bengal plain directly south and the Himalayan crest directly north. Weather, soil, high altitude and some of India’s oldest tea bushes create unique flavors that have resisted imitation anywhere else. Darjeeling Choice is a full-bodied Broken Orange Pekoe (B.O.P.) grade tea, emphasizing the brisk qualities of this origin.


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 (6)
Average rating:
martin Rabinovitch
from Pacific Palisades, CA on 2/19/2019. Drinking Peet's since twent.

You know those movies that don't make it when they open because the name or early marketing doesn't quite capture how great they are. Like Blade Runner, or Harold and Maude, even the first Austin Powers in theaters. Well Peet's darjeeling teas are just like their tea counterparts. I find them to be the best tasting black tea, ala Fortup and Mason or any of the traditional English teas which are meant to be drunk with milk. Part of the explanation why this tea is rarely available in stores or in tea bags is that generic name Darjeling. When upscale teas first came to the US in the earlier than Starbucks days the alternate tea companies often had a Darjeeling tea which was flowery. I think Constant Comment was the biggest villain in this regard. So when Pete's first open shop up in the Bay area I would avoid the Darjeeling tea until one day in the Mill Valley store the tea master there gave me the assurance that Pete's Darjeeling was not at all like any of the flowery Darfeelings that non English tea drinking folks seemed to be going for as America discovered quality teas. I was skeptical of course but tried a cup anyway. And after growing up in Canada and starting on Orange Pekoe and then other Black everday English tea, I finally found an American branded black tea that was just like I drank as a little kid except with triple the power and twice the full bodied taste with a lasting kinda twank (you'll excuse my lack of official tea tasting adjectives.) that gave it a, "best tea I ever had" flavor. In order words it was just like great English tea except with more full bodied and quality feelings. Each time I have it I have the same experience. I hope it's around by then for everyone else to try too.

from San Diego, CA on 10/1/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1999.

I like this tea, but it was not as good as the other Darjeelings Peets carried. Now this too is gone. The only Darjeeling is now in bags at $0.58 each! I am afraid I'm going to go elsewhere to buy tea. I'm not abandoning Peet's. They have abandoned me.

from SAN BERNARDINO, CA on 6/21/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1981.

We use this for chai: boil the tea for 45 minutes in milk with spices. (You can't make chai by simply brewing tea then adding milk.) This is the best and most affordable Indian tea for chai we have found.

Lisette Jensen
from Los Angeles, CA on 10/1/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

Not worth the water to prove it with. Peets used to have the best Darjeeling and English breakfast teas I've had- on a par with the tea I drink in England as a child. Please Peets, Get rid of the current brand and bring back your previous quality ( loved the elegant packaging too)!

from Albany, CA on 7/15/2016. Drinking Peet's since 1975.

I'm so disappointed by the quality of Peet's Darjeeling teas and how much it has declined. I was a devotee of the tins of Darjeeling they used to sell for $10.95 for 4 oz. That was high quality, full leaf Darjeeling. This Mighty Leaf tea is one step above Orange Pekoe - low grade, crushed, not very flavorful. It's the kind of tea you would boil for masala chai but not brew for your afternoon pot of tea. And it should cost half of what it is being sold for given the poor quality. Please, please bring back the old Peet's Darjeeling!