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 (13)
Average rating:
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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.

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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.

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Aaron from Menlo Park, CA on 10/5/2017. Drinking Peet's since 1995.

I used to order Peet's teas in bulk. My favorites were the old Ceylon Fancy, the Darjeeling Kalimpong, and the Dragonwell. They have slowly eroded quality in their tea business...they long ago stopped offering an excellent, consistent Sri Lankan/Ceylon Fancy blend that was an everyday workhorse, the Kalimpong used to be fragrant, whole dull green leaves just bursting with flavor and aroma. Now it's broken and browned and smells like dust. Even the Dragonwell has gone downhill. It's a mess! I was loyal to Peets because of their teas. There are 51 specialty coffee places I can walk into within 5 miles of my house, but for teas, it used to be just Peets. I've been noticing this downward quality trend for years now and have mentioned it to them before...I don't think a miracle will come and reverse course here so it's time for us tea lovers to move on to another source. Upland Teas and some of the others noted in these reviews. Bookmark the websites and move on from Peets.

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Beverly from Long Beach, MS on 7/30/2017. Drinking Peet's since more .

I've been drinking Peet's teas for more than 20 years either when I visit Berkeley or through mail order. What an enormous disappointment Mighty Teas are. I have switched to Harney Teas for the special teas I enjoy by mail order.They have several different darjeelings I'm trying.

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Ron Kelley from San Francisco, CA on 3/19/2017. Drinking Peet's since 20 ye.

I agree with all other reviewers. Since Peets switched to Mighty Leaf, all of their teas are a disappointment. I tend to drink the Mighty Leaf Darjeeling version when I visit a Peets store, but this is only because it is the best of a bad lot of choices. I have to steep the tea just right to get a so-so cup of tea. If I brew it longer to make it stronger and hopefully more flavorful, it becomes very bitter. This can happen quickly from pour to strain. I wish you would return your older line up or at the very least acknowledge your mistake and attempt to remedy it. FYI, I've been coming to Peets for more than 20 years.