Darjeeling tea

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Darjeeling tea is a tea grown in the Darjeeling district, Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India, and widely exported and known.wikipedia
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Darjeeling tea is a tea grown in the Darjeeling district, Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India, and widely exported and known.
There are many different types of tea; some, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes.

Muscatel (tea)

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The flavour can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics and a musky spiciness sometimes described as "muscatel".
Muscatel refers to a distinctive flavor found in some Darjeeling teas, specially the second-flush teas.

Black tea

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It is processed as black, green, white and oolong tea.

Camellia sinensis

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Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis var.
Chinese small leaf type tea was introduced into India in 1836 by the British and some Indian Assam type tea (e.g. Darjeeling tea) appear to be genetic hybrids of Chinese small leaf type tea, native Indian Assam, and possibly also closely related wild tea species.

Tea Board of India

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According to the Tea Board of India, "Darjeeling Tea" can only refer to tea that has been cultivated, grown, produced, manufactured and processed in tea gardens (see 'Tea Estates' section below) in the hilly areas of Sadar Subdivision, only hilly areas of Kalimpong District consisting of Samabeong Tea Estate, Ambiok Tea Estate, Mission Hill Tea Estate and Kumai Tea Estate, and Kurseong Subdivision excluding the areas in jurisdiction list 20, 21, 23, 24, 29, 31 and 33 comprising Siliguri subdivision of New Chumta Tea Estate, Simulbari and Marionbari Tea Estate of Kurseong Police Station in Kurseong Subdivision of the District of Darjeeling in the State of West Bengal, India grown on picturesque steep slopes up to 4000 ft (ca.
The excessive amounts of 'faux' Darjeeling tea sold on the global market relates in stark opposition to the fraction of exporters which are licensed by the Tea Board India as legitimate traders of this region.

Darjeeling

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It is grown in the rainy and cold climate of Darjeeling at altitudes up to 2000 metres.
The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular black teas in the world.

Oolong

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It is processed as black, green, white and oolong tea.

Indian Patent Office

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After the enactment of Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection Act, 1999) in 2003, Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag, in 2004–05 through the Indian Patent Office.
In 2004-05, Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India and since then by July 2012, 178 had been added to the list.

Assam tea

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sinensis, rather than the large-leaved Assam plant (''C.
The tea plant is grown in the lowlands of Assam, unlike Darjeelings and Nilgiris, which are grown in the highlands.

Archibald Campbell (doctor)

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Tea planting in the Indian district of Darjeeling began in 1841 by Archibald Campbell, a civil surgeon of the Indian Medical Service.
His experiments were followed by similar efforts by several others, and soon, tea began to be cultivated in the area as Darjeeling tea.

Darjeeling district

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Darjeeling tea is a tea grown in the Darjeeling district, Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India, and widely exported and known.
The district is famous for its hill stations (often referred to as the Queen of the Hills) and Darjeeling tea.

Kalimpong

Kalimpong, India
The Darjeeling Himalayan hill region is internationally famous for its tea industry.

West Bengal

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Darjeeling tea is a tea grown in the Darjeeling district, Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India, and widely exported and known.
Tea is produced commercially in northern districts; the region is well known for Darjeeling and other high-quality teas.

Avongrove Tea Estate

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Avongrove offers a range of specialty Darjeeling tea, such as the peony rosette and florette, the latter of which expands when allowed to gently brew in a tall container, revealing a flower when the hot water makes the outer leaves unfurl.

Ambootia

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North Tukvar Tea Estate

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It was one of the first commercial tea gardens to be established in the region famous for Darjeeling tea.

Kalimpong district

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Darjeeling tea is a tea grown in the Darjeeling district, Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India, and widely exported and known.

Green tea

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It is processed as black, green, white and oolong tea.

White tea

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It is processed as black, green, white and oolong tea.

Astringent

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The flavour can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics and a musky spiciness sometimes described as "muscatel".

Phenolic content in tea

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The flavour can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics and a musky spiciness sometimes described as "muscatel".

Musk

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The flavour can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics and a musky spiciness sometimes described as "muscatel".

Geographical indication

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After the enactment of Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection Act, 1999) in 2003, Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag, in 2004–05 through the Indian Patent Office.