Darjeeling tea is one of the world-famous beverages that is particularly grown in the Darjeeling region of India. It is known for its delicate flavor and is often referred to as the “champagne of teas.” Gopaldhara Tea Estate brings along a legacy of tea production of more than 50 years. There are many potential health benefits associated with drinking Darjeeling tea. Here are a few:
- Rich in antioxidants: Darjeeling tea is high in antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
- May boost heart health: Some research suggests that regularly consuming black tea, like Darjeeling tea, may help to reduce the risk of heart disease by improving cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure.
- May improve gut health: The polyphenols in Darjeeling tea may help to promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut, which can improve digestive health and reduce the risk of certain gastrointestinal disorders.
- May have anti-inflammatory effects: The antioxidants in Darjeeling tea may help to reduce inflammation in the body, which is thought to play a role in the development of many chronic diseases.
- May improve brain function: Some studies have found that the caffeine and other compounds in tea, including Darjeeling tea, may help to improve brain function, reduce stress levels and cognitive performance.
Disclaimer: All these health benefits have come to our notice from research articles found on the internet. We have not been directly or indirectly involved in the research. Please do your own independent research before adding tea to your diet. Further research and verification are required before Tea can be added as a cure for any of the ailments. As with any beverage, it is important to consume Darjeeling tea in moderation as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Darjeeling tea can be enjoyed anytime of the day in a cup or pot. It is best to serve it hot, as it will get stronger if you let it cool
Water: Always use fresh water
Boiling: Temperature of the water: 85°C- 90°C
Oolong tea, White tea, Black tea, Yellow tea: 4-5 minutes
Green Tea: 2-3 minutes
Tea Quantity: One teaspoon (around 2.5g) /one cup
Multiple Infusions: 2 times for sure, the third may be very delicate
Milk /No Milk: No milk
Condiments are not advised as it may ruin the natural flavor of the tea
The Darjeeling region, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is renowned for its tea production. The region has a unique climate and soil composition that imparts a distinct flavor to the tea grown there.
In 2004, Darjeeling tea was granted Geographical Indication (GI) status in India, which is a legal certification that recognizes the unique characteristics of a product that is linked to a certain geographical region.
It totally depends on your personal preference. If you prefer light liquor and rich in flavour then we recommend the First flush tea and if you like it a full-bodied and dark liquor, then opted for Second flush tea. However, autumn flush tea is also an excellent choice for those who enjoy smooth & sweet liquor and Gopaldhara tea Estate produce one of the best seasonal teas in the region.
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