Darjeeling tea (botanically known as Camellia Sinensis), is a hardy evergreen bush that grows up to 2.5 metres in height. The bush matures within 4 to 6 years and is known to produce tea leaves of same quality, aroma and flavour for over 100 years. It takes over 20,000 individually hand-picked shoots to produce one kg of fine tea.
Darjeeling tea, is grown at an altitude of over 3200 ft at the foothills of the Himalayas in India and is that of finest qualities in the world. The unique agro-climatic conditions give the brew a light colour infusion and the muscatel flavour.
Darjeeling tea, is grown only in Darjeeling, India and cannot be grown, manufactured or replicated anywhere else in the world. To protect the authenticity, Darjeeling tea was granted the Geographical Indication (GI) status in 2003 in India and in 2011 by the European Union. The Tea Board of India (Government of India agency) has developed the DARJEELING logo consisting of the word Darjeeling and a representation of an Indian woman holding tea leaves, as a seal of authenticity.
We are delighted to have partnered with the iconic Makaibari Tea Estate (estd. in 1859), to directly source our Pure and Premium Organic, Biodynamic, Darjeeling teas for tea-lovers in Australia! Teas from this estate are sipped in the Buckingham Palace; served at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (official residence of the President of India); cherished by celebrities from around the world....
Our teas (Black and Green) are ethically sourced, carefully crafted and chosen for you from the best Organic tea gardens of Darjeeling, India. Our teas are from the recent years' harvest, air-freighted from India to Australia to preserve the freshness. Our cup of tea is good for Health, Environment and Community!
Maya of Australia® Organic Darjeeling Tea- First Flush (Single Estate, Single Origin)
First flush (FTGFOP1 grade) tea leaves are hand-plucked after the first spring rains (Mar-April). This prized vintage which is harvested in small quantity is eagerly awaited by tea lovers worldwide. The caffeine quantity is extremely low while being rich in polyphenols. Complex in taste- first sip offers a smooth, delicate tea with a hint of peach followed by a sharp, brief bout of astringency which eventually eases to a blend of fruit and floral notes of delicate rose, permeating the entire palate.
Maya of Australia® Organic Darjeeling Tea- Second Flush (Single Estate, Single Origin)
The premium 2nd Flush (FTGFOP1 grade) is a pioneering product of India and has the worldwide acclaim of being the 'Champagne of Teas’. The summer harvest, this tea symbolises the summer life forces rivalling the excitement of all natural lives and their vibrancy; supreme muscatel grape-like flavour in a teacup. An ideal tea to drink after lunch. This fresh harvest, premium long-leaf black tea is naturally aromatic and is the connoisseurs’ delight.
Maya of Australia® Organic Darjeeling Tea- Autumn Flush (Single Estate, Single Origin)This single origin, loose leaf Organic Darjeeling tea is produced in orthodox style from autumn flush of Sep-Oct. The leaves (Tippy Golden Orange Fannings (TGOF) are sized to enhance an invigorating smooth brew with muscatel notes- an ideal everyday / anytime tea to suit all occasions.
Maya of Australia® Organic Darjeeling Green Tea (Single Estate, Single Origin)
This premium loose leaf green tea (FTGFOP1 grade) is ‘not bitter to the palate’ green tea. It is very rich in antioxidants (polyphenols and flavonoids) - perfect for health and as an anti-ageing agent.