The unique flavor of Darjeeling comes from Chinese tea genetics mixing with Indian terroir—plus the intricacies of harvesting and processing. It's lighter and less astringent than most black tea, but more layered and complex than most greens. The nuances of difference are what marks Darjeeling Tea from delicate vegetal, mossy, fruity, and citrus flavors to its prized muscatel which has -sweet tasting notes are similar to Muscat wine. When you buy Darjeeling tea from a particular estate, the tea will taste different depending on when it's harvested.
The leaves in Darjeeling tea contain polyphenols or plant compounds that fight inflammation and chronic (long-term) disease. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Black tea is a healthy alternative to coffee and sugar-laden energy drinks. Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. According to experts, benefits of drinking tea, however small, could have a big impact on global public health. There’s evidence drinking black tea can:
Boost Heart Health
Recent studies have shown that flavonoids or phytonutrient-rich plant pigments found in tea can lower cholesterol levels. High cholesterol leads to high blood pressure, heart attacks, or stroke, so drinking tea can help you reduce your risk of developing those diseases.
Two important polyphenols found in Darjeeling tea—theaflavins and thearubigins—are considered powerful antioxidants. These compounds protect against free radicals (harmful molecules) that damage cell DNA and cause cells to mutate. Tea polyphenols have also shown promise in shrinking cancerous tumors and protecting against damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body uses insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood. People with type 2 diabetes have high blood sugar because their bodies don’t make enough insulin. In a recent study, black tea extract appeared to lower blood sugar levels, allowing people with diabetes to metabolize (process) insulin more efficiently.