Daily Darjeeling

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Bitter, Muscatel, Chocolate, Cocoa, Grapes, Plums, Apricot
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 67 oz / 1981 ml

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  • “I bought some loose leaf tea samples from Vahdam via Amazon, and most of the ones I have left are pure black teas like this one. It has a bitter flavour to it but not overly bitter. Overall, I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Darjeeling teas are generally my tea of choice, but the cost for a quality Darjeeling makes it one that I don’t have on a regular basis. I am always looking out for a reasonably-priced Darjeeling...” Read full tasting note
    50
  • “I’m going through a lot of orthodox black teas to find my perfect black tea or black blend. This tea retails for $8.00 per 100g. Or $0.08 per gram. An affordable tea. 04/03/2018 1430: First...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “As I said before, i’m not the biggest of fans of Darjeeling teas. This one is a nice and delicate black tea with hints of grapes and muscatel flavour. Ideal for people who like a smooth cup of...” Read full tasting note
    74

From Vahdam Teas

Our best selling signature tea blend, the Daily Darjeeling makes for a complete cup of tea with abundance of the natural muscatel flavor for which Darjeeling teas are known across the world. The blend is handcrafted with premium tea leaves, generally from the first and second flush season to give it a body which can be enjoyed without or with a dash of milk. The tea makes for a bright cup and a rich flavor. A must have for Darjeeling tea lovers

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I bought some loose leaf tea samples from Vahdam via Amazon, and most of the ones I have left are pure black teas like this one.

It has a bitter flavour to it but not overly bitter. Overall, I quite enjoyed it.

Flavors: Bitter, Muscatel

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Darjeeling teas are generally my tea of choice, but the cost for a quality Darjeeling makes it one that I don’t have on a regular basis. I am always looking out for a reasonably-priced Darjeeling that still maintains the flavors that make Darjeeling tea appealing to me, so I was excited to find this one on the Vahdam website when I was doing some shopping recently. The reviews on the website (and older reviews here on Steepster) all seemed to say that this tea maintained the fruity, muscatel flavors of a Darjeeling while also being reasonably-priced, so I thought I had found what I was looking for.

The 2018 version of this tea, though, doesn’t appear to be as good as previous years. There is just a very slight hint of Darjeeling fruitiness to the tea, and no petrichor or wet rock flavor that I find in my favorite Darjeelings. The only flavor I could really identify in it is more of a cocoa/chocolate flavor—something I don’t really want in a Darjeeling. The liquor brews up to a dull brown and seems tired.

Since this had such better reviews in past years, I am guessing the reason this 2018 version is so underwhelming is due to the bad political situation in the Darjeeling area in 2017 which caused so many estates to lose their second flush and autumnal harvests. It’s possible that any affordable Darjeeling tea sold in 2018 will be made up of older harvests left over from previous years or even lower-quality teas. That could explain what happened here.

Overall, it’s meh. I’ll finish it, but I won’t be buying this one again—at least not this year. My search for an affordable daily Darjeeling will continue.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I’m going through a lot of orthodox black teas to find my perfect black tea or black blend.
This tea retails for $8.00 per 100g. Or $0.08 per gram. An affordable tea.

04/03/2018 1430: First tasting done with 3 g tea in 300 ml of water at 211 degrees steeped for four minutes. No milk. There was a nice grapey aroma to the freshly brewed leaf. Less astringent to the Vadham Daily Assam that I tasted just before this one. Less astringent, but more brightness. Tasting notes of plum and muscatel. Some gaining astringency closer to the bottom of the cup.

Flavors: Grapes, Muscatel, Plums

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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As I said before, i’m not the biggest of fans of Darjeeling teas. This one is a nice and delicate black tea with hints of grapes and muscatel flavour. Ideal for people who like a smooth cup of black darjeeling. It has a nice faint hint of bitterness to acompany the smoothness. Good Darjeeling for daily drinking.

Flavors: Bitter, Grapes, Muscatel

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Tonight we have up 2016 daily Darjeeling , I added in the year, because for darjeelings this seems to make a big difference because of the weather. In a blend like this its probably slightly less important, but still might make a difference when the 2017’s come out.

I brewed 2.5 grams in 160 ml water, in a glass pot. I used 205 water as I find a slightly less than boiling works well on Darjeeling tea. I got a plum and muscatel aroma, a slight sweetness and a hint of apricots. There is a few other aroma’s that I cant quite identify.

Tasting it , I get more sweetness as well as a tiny hint of astringency right on the end of it. This is a really easy drinking tea for breakfast or later afternoon. It’s about medium on the caffeine scale , so it good for most times. Im drinking this to relax and wind down at the end of the day, and its very smooth..

Highly recommended.

Flavors: Apricot, Muscatel, Plums

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 5 OZ / 160 ML

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