Darling Darjeeling

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Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling tea is produced in West Bengal. With only a few dozen tea gardens in the Darjeeling hills of India allowed to call their product by the name, Darjeeling tea varies widely in flavor depending on a handful of factors. With five distinct harvests per year, each season brings its own flavor profile and body. Darjeeling is typically classified as black tea. With a particularly hilly landscape, the Darjeeling region of West Bengal has an average elevation of 6,710 feet above sea level. In the summer, the area is affected by monsoons that often generate 100 inches of rainfall. This climate is ideal for cultivating several types of black tea, and according to some experts, the temperate weather contributes to the beverage's unique taste.