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Iced Honey Lemon Darjeeling Recipe

Iced Honey Lemon Darjeeling Recipe

I love keeping a big pitcher of this iced Darjeeling tea in my fridge! It's perfect to serve to guests in the summer. It's also a refreshing and energizing drink for the mornings. For this recipes, I use First Flush Darjeeling but you could also use Green Darjeeling if you prefer a little less caffeine.  Iced Honey Lemon Darjeeling Recipe  Ingredients  4 cups hot water (175F) 4 tsp loose leaf Darjeeling (Buy some HERE) 2-3 Tbs Honey 1 Lemon  Instructions Begin heating 4 cups of water to 175F Measure out 4 tsp. of loose leaf Darjeeling into a pot Steep tea in...

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Alexa Klopfenstein
10 Tea Mistakes You're Making

10 Tea Mistakes You're Making

I know that making a cup of tea seems pretty straight forward, but it is actually quite an art to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are 10 tea mistakes that you are probably making 1. Boiling Your Water Water’s boiling point is typically at 212F. You rarely need to heat your water to the point of boiling. Only strong black tea, rooibos, and certain herbal blends should be heated to the point of boiling or almost boiling. Make sure you research the correct water temperature before making your tea! 2. Over Steeping Even though you want to extract...

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What is Darjeeling Tea?

What is Darjeeling Tea?

Darjeeling tea is grown on the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountains in the region of Darjeeling in India. It is cultivated at extreme altitudes, on steep slopes, under intensive sunshine in a generally cool climate. Darjeeling tea has a distinct and unique flavor. Its annual harvest is limited, and its taste and aroma cannot be replicated anywhere else. Because it is so special, it is much sought after by tea connoisseurs. Boston Tea Campaign now makes Pure Darjeeling Tea affordable for you. The name “Darjeeling” (also spelled Darjiling) comes from the Tibetan words, “dorje” meaning thunderbolt (originally the scepter...

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The Best Time of Day to Drink Darjeeling

The Best Time of Day to Drink Darjeeling

Did you know that certain teas should be enjoyed during certain times of the day? There are multiple factors to consider while deciding which tea to drink! 1) CAFFEINE LEVELS Caffeine is known to affect sleep patterns, blood pressure, and heart rate. Because of these things, it is important to carefully decide the best time to drink your tea. Darjeeling can contain around 50mg of caffeine per 8 fl oz cup (depending on the flush). This is lower than black tea such as Assam, but higher than green tea which contains 40mg. Because of these caffeine levels, Darjeeling shouldn't be...

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