Tea Emporium of Darjeeling, India
Darjeeling Tea Types - Unlike most Indian tea, is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis, rather than the large-leaved Assam plant (C. sinensis var. assamica).
Traditionally, Darjeeling tea is made as Black tea; however, Darjeeling Oolong and Green teas are becoming more commonly produced and easier to find, and a growing number of estates are also producing white teas.
Below are the short description for each:
Black Tea: The teas which are fermented over 45-60 minutes after processing is known as Black Teas, This types of teas are more pronounced in taste due to fermentation process, the processed leafs are laid on fermentation beds which reacts with the air and oxidizes naturally.
Green Tea : These teas are made by the steaming process and are not fermented at all as a result of which this type of tea contains a lot of anti-oxidants which are good for health.
White Tea : This tea is also made similarly like the Green tea, white teas are also known as the luxurious form of a Green tea, This tea is grown under a shade, so that not even a single ray of light meets the tender shoots and buds grown under the shade as a result of which this tea has the maximum number of anti-oxidants known to man kind, the leafs are further dried by the steaming process.
Oolong Tea : Being the oldest tea manufacturing process of the world, this particular type of teas stands between the Green and the Black tea process, meaning this tea is semi-fermented, in simple words this tea tastes similarly like black teas and has health benefits of green teas.
Tea Board of India
Darjeeling Tea" means: tea which has been cultivated, grown, produced, manufactured and processed in tea gardens in the hilly areas of Darjeeling Sadar Sub-Division of West Bengal, INDIA.
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