Darjeeling Tea

Tea connoisseurs agree: Darjeeling, a region in the northeast of India produces a tea that many like to call the champagne among teas.
The time of harvest and the method of manufacture determine whether the handplucked tea leaves will for example become a Second Flush black tea or a green tea.
All of our teas are of the highest leaf grade FTGFOP1 (Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) ,  are certified organic and carry a certificate of origin by the Tea Board of India. On top of that many are certified by Naturland and/or Fairtrade. 

Discover the Darjeeling region

Darjeeling First Flush & Second Flush

Season and weather determine the harvest of First Flush and Second Flush. We guarantee that our teas have been plucked and manufactured in the indicated year.

You like to drink black tea with a lighter aroma?
Then we recommend that you try our organic First Flush. In Darjeeling tea bushes go into hibernation. When spring arrives and the tea plucking starts, the first harvest of the year is called First Flush. Plucking starts by the end of February and lasts until the end of April. Darjeeling First Flush has a fine and flowery taste and a light golden cup.

The summer harvest is called Second Flush – referring only to the time of harvest being the second in the year, starting in the end of June and lasting until the end of July. It produces a tea full-bodied tea, stronger than First Flush and with a cup that reminds of dark amber.

You like the extraordinary? Our Single Estate Teas (Garden Tea) originate from only one of the famous Darjeeling tea estates. Similar to the terroir of a vineyard you can taste the characteristics of a tea garden.
Darjeeling First Flush
Black tea FTGFOP1, 2021, organic, Naturland, Fairtrade
1kg
34,50 €
(Baseprice: 34,50 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

250g
11,50 €
(Baseprice: 46,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Darjeeling First Flush
Black tea FTGFOP1, organic, 50x2g tea bags
50x2g
10,50 €
(Baseprice: 105,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Darjeeling Second Flush
Black tea FTGFOP1, 2021, organic, Naturland, Fairtrade
1kg
34,50 €
(Baseprice: 34,50 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

250g
11,50 €
(Baseprice: 46,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Darjeeling Second Flush Makaibari
Black tea FTGFOP1, 2021, organic, Fairtrade
500g
21,50 €
(Baseprice: 43,00 €/kg)

Available from March 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping

Selected Darjeeling & Darjeeling Earl Grey

Our Selected Darjeeling is an organic black tea that fits all occasions. A whole leaf tea with the grade FTGFOP1 at an unbeatable price! What more can a tea aficionado ask for? The tea is a selection of different and carefully chosen harvests. As we can purchase this tea at a lower price we can also offer it very friendly on your budget. Taste wise Selected Darjeeling ranges between a First Flush and a Second Flush – stronger than the first and lighter than the second.

Pure organic bergamot meets organic Darjeeling Tea: That’s our Darjeeling Earl Grey. Bergamot is a citrus fruit. Given that it only grows in a small coastal area of Calabria in Italy, its availability is very limited and the pure oil extracted from the peel, an incomparable natural treasure. Indulge in the combination of fine tea with notes of fresh citrus. In order to preserve the delicate aroma this tea is only available in 250g packages.



 

 

Selected Darjeeling
Black tea FTGFOP1, organic, Naturland
1kg
28,00 €
(Baseprice: 28,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Darjeeling Earl Grey
Black tea FTGFOP1, organic, Naturland
250g
11,00 €
(Baseprice: 44,00 €/kg)

Available from March 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping

Grüner Darjeeling

If you are looking for an organic tea that hasn’t been oxidated (fermented), green tea is your tea! It is manufactured from the same tea bushes as black tea. The freshly plucked leaves are shortly exposed to heat (usually hot water steam). The heat prevents the oxidation of the leaves’ cell sap with the natural occurring oxygen in the air. The undermining of the oxidation process (sometimes also referred to as fermentation) causes the tea leaves to keep their green colour and their primary taste and properties. Green Darjeeling is mild and fresh in taste with some pleasant vegetal notes.

You like the extraordinary? Our Single Estate Teas (Garden Tea) originate from only one of the famous Darjeeling tea estates. Similar to the terroir of a vineyard you can taste the characteristics of a tea garden.
 

 

Green Darjeeling
Green tea FTGFOP1, 2020, organic, Naturland, Fairtrade
1kg
27,00 €
(Baseprice: 27,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

250g
9,00 €
(Baseprice: 36,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Green Darjeeling
Green tea FTGFOP1, 2021, organic
1kg
27,00 €
(Baseprice: 27,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

250g
9,00 €

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Green Darjeeling Single Estate Tea
Green tea FTGFOP1, 2021, organic
500g
17,50 €
(Baseprice: 35,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping
Green Darjeeling
Green tea FTGFOP1, organic, Naturland, Fairtrade, 50x2g tea bags
50x2g
9,50 €
(Baseprice: 95,00 €/kg)

Available from February 25th (shipping 5 to 10 days)

Price incl. 7% VAT plus Shipping

Darjeeling - a protected name of origin

The protected designation of origin is something we also know from other foods. One of the most prominent examples is probably Champagne – only sparkling wine produced by bottled fermentation in the French region of Champagne may be called and sold as Champagne. Since November 10, 2011, Darjeeling is a protected designation of origin within the EU as well. Producers in India as well as consumers shall thus be protected from imitations and adulterations. The characteristic topography of Darjeeling, its altitude, its steep slopes and its special climate pour into a unique cup of tea. We think that a package of tea that says Darjeeling must live up to its promise of pure Darjeeling. Only tea from the Darjeeling region in the northeast of India may be sold under this name. The annual production amounts to only around 9000 tons of tea, whereas globally around 40.000 tons of tea are sold as “Darjeeling”. The adulterations are a slap in the face of the producers and deceit to the consumers.

Those of you who buy their teas at Teekampagne know the logo of pure Darjeeling tea on our packages since 1988. Purposely we did not invent our own logo but rather used the protection symbol for pure Darjeeling tea. We want to educate consumers about authenticity and help to promote the Darjeeling logo throughout the world. In April 2004 we were the first German company to sign a license agreement with the Tea Board of India. We disclose the quantities of tea we buy and sell. You will find our license number on each package of our teas.