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Our Darjeeling loose leaf tea offering is grown in the high-altitude foothills of the Himalayas. Due to the unique climate in the Darjeeling region, teas grown in this part of India tend to have a stimulating taste and aroma, setting them apart from other black teas.

Often called the “Queen of Indian Teas”, Darjeeling tea leaves produce a cup with a coppery-red sparkle and a hint of delicate fruit overtones and create a delicious full-bodied tea. Our selection of Darjeeling loose leaf tea is comprised of tea leaves grown in the second seasonal picking and is known as “second flush” Darjeeling.
brewing-information  Brewing Information

Brewing Tips: Our Darjeeling should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Darjeeling should be steeped for 3 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy the taste of our Darjeeling tea!


How Much Tea Do I Need?

1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea

8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea

4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Eugene F Ramatowski
    Afternoon Favorite

    This Darjeeling is my favorite afternoon tea. It has a nice flavor, go me it is uniquely good. The tea always brews clear, never cloud/. Light and just great. Yes, I like it best with a cookie or two.

    I. Nuernberg

    This is the tea that I wait every July for, so that I can order it in your annual summer tea sale! I wish I could afford it all year, as it is my favorite, but it is always worth

    E. Fladung

    This has been my favorite tea for a long time. I've tried other Darjeelings and some are good, some not so good, some bitter. MTW Darjeeling is just perfect in my opinion. It brews up into a nice not too strong cup, with a flowery aroma and a slight briskness. MTW is very consistent in choosing their Darjeeling and it has produced a wonderful cup of tea for the many years that I have been buying it. I like other teas, but I always come back to Darjeeling. It's the tea I drink the most of.


    I'd never tried Darjeeling before, and this tea took some getting used to, but it is now one of my favorite black teas. I can drink it all day long, but I love it in the afternoon. The leaves from Margaret's Hope Estate are smooth, spicy, and rich and hold up well to milk, but the tea tastes equally delicious plain. I do not recommend sweetener of any kind.

    J PB

    A light tea, ideal for an afternoon tea or with subtle tasting foods.


    Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?

    • Highest Quality Teas

    • Healthy Products

    • Superior Customer Service

    • Family Business

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.

    Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?

    All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.

    Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.

    How long does tea stay fresh?

    If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.

    How long should I brew my tea?

    Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!