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Darjeeling de Triomphe Black Tea

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price reflects 2oz (25-30 teaspoons per 2oz)
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Glasses lifted high in moments of celebratory triumph inspire this most coveted "Champagne of Tea." Young black tea leaves feature vibrant gradients of green colors that yield a high content of silvery tips and buds. This tea is scrutinized for purity in taste and features a harvest of the first flush of leaves from six of our private reserve tea gardens. Taste a floral, sweet ending with each sip of this crème de la crème of Darjeelings.
Tasting Notes
Light bodied infusion with crisp floral undertones



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How to Steep / Ingredients
Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175 degrees (79 degrees Celsius) and steep for 3-4 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
 
Ingredients: Black tea

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3.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (2)

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    (5)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth body (19)
  • High quality (17)
  • Unique flavor profile (12)
  • Fresh (11)
  • Aromatic (9)

Cons

  • Weak (6)
  • Bitter (4)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (16)
  • Morning (8)
  • Afternoon (6)
  • Gifts (5)
  • After meals (4)
    • Tea Body:
    • Lightweight (12), Medium (12), Full (5)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Vegetal (8), Floral (7), Malty (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (28)

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5.0

Really Great Darjeeling

By Chells

from Yonkers, NY

About Me Tea Enthusiast

Pros

  • Fresh
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Body

Cons

  • Pricy

Best Uses

  • Anytime
  • Gifts

When I first saw this tea, I was expecting a black color. I saw that it was a slightly green-gray color. I tasted it, and it was amazing; so I took home about 5 ounces. Kind of pricey, but it was well worth it. I did some research on Darjeeling and why the color was off, and surprisingly, Teavana has a very high grade of Darjeeling from the 1st flush (meaning, being picked in the Spring season). Since it was from the 1st flush, for Darjeeling, it has a slight green-gray color compared to Summer (2nd flush with a purple-brown shade), and Autumn teas will have the blackish-brown hue to them. Agreeing with Sean in the previous reviews, he's right about the grades of tea. I've had some good Orange Pekoe, but with Teavana's Darjeeling being at the highest grade, it is WELL worth the price.

In other words, if you like a deep, earthy, black tea, this one isn't for you.

  • Tea Body:
  • Light
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Floral, Light, Sweet

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5.0

Worth the price

By Haley

from Aurora, Il

About Me Tea Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Fresh
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Body
  • Soothing

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Afternoon
  • Morning

Although the Darjeeling De Triomphe is pricey compared to other teas, it is well worth it. I find that it mixed well with Peachberry Jasmine Sutra or Youthberry. I prefer it iced and with rock sugar but tastes great hot too. Generous teaspoons are key!

  • Tea Body:
  • Light

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1.0

Bland

By none

from Canada

About Me Tea Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

      We received this as a gift. I immediately made cups for the family following instructions on the bag to the letter. All commented that it was too weak. Over the last year I have sampled almost 40 different black and green teas, carefully following preparation instructions. For this tea, I experimented with longer steeping time, differing water temperature and 50% more tea leaves to no avail--the tea remained very weak.

      • Tea Body:
      • Light
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Tasteless

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      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      not my kind of darjeeling

      By Tea4two Sue

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Darjeeling Lover, Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Smooth Body

      Cons

      • Too green
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Light Iced Tea

      I had a generous gift card from Christmas, and I am a big fan of darjeeling tea,so I decided to splurge a little and get this; I was a little concerned when I saw the tea, and commented that it looked green, not black. The sales person said it is a black tea....perhaps it is technically, but it is the greenest black tea I have ever seen in my life. I was very disappointed in the taste of it, and have only made two pots of it. A week or so ago, I decided to make some iced so I would at least use it, and my family said they liked it.
      This might be a tea that someone who loves green tea would appreciate. It does not compare to the English brands of darjeeling that I normally buy....so if you are a darjeeling lover like I am, I would say do not waste your $$ on this tea. Teavanna has many wonderful teas; this is not one I would buy again.

      • Tea Body:
      • Light

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Piece Of Heaven!

      By diann5050

      from Ft Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Energizing
      • Fresh
      • High Quality
      • Pick me up
      • Smooth Body
      • Total Enjoyment

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      I first tried a cup at Teavana. I drink it every day, now. I have yet to brew a bad cup. It turns out perfect every time. Even after sitting on the warmer for hours it still tastes great! I think this one is my Soul Mate. LOL

      • Tea Body:
      • Full
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Luscious

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the Price

      By Shannon

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Fresh
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Body
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          This is my go-to favorite tea. I've strayed away several times and always found myself coming back for more. I can drink this tea any time, as it is light and refreshing, but its unique and charming taste goes best with a book and a blanket. It's the most expensive tea I've ever bought, but also the best I've ever tasted. Worth the investment.

          • Tea Body:
          • Light

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          5.0

          Excellent darjeeling

          By Ash

          from Springfield mo

          About Me Tea Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Smooth Body

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            I found this to be a wonderful tea. It is very important that you stay strict to the water temperature and steep time on this tea. And don't let it sit on a warmer, it will get bitter.

            • Tea Body:
            • Medium

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Interesting, different. Must try.

            By Patty

            from Leawood

            About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Smooth Body
            • Soothing
            • Unique Flavor Profile

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            I have never had a tea that tastes like this. Darjeeling teas can easily get too strong if you're not careful with the brewing process. This tea retained an interesting light quality and good flavor when you brew it at different temperatures and for different times. I brewed it as a black, oolong, and a green tea. I drank it iced, hot and reheated. I even brewed it cold. Each method produced flavorful and slightly different. I initially called to find out why they were recommending it brewed at a lower temperature than usual for a black tea. I was told I could brew it any way. It was a matter of preference.

            • Tea Body:
            • Medium

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            4.0

            Well-Rounded Darjeeling Blend

            By Aniibiishini

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Connoisseur

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Fresh
            • Well-rounded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              I drink Darjeelings almost exclusively and try to sample several varieties each year. "Triomphe" is a reasonably good blend of early-season Darjeeling teas. While lacking the unique flavor profile and nuance of a single-estate Darjeeling, Teavana has put together a well-rounded blend with a bolder than average flavor in this loose-leaf Darjeeling. As such, it can be enjoyed anytime and may be especially good after a meal or with a dessert.

              It is best brewed loose in a single-serving teapot and poured off immediately when the steep is complete. Like all Darjeelings, this delicate tea is light but easy to over-steep; it will quickly become bitter if left to brew too long. To help prevent this, a quick 15-20 second rinse in boiling water will get rid of dust and broken pieces that contribute to bitterness (as well as warm the pot).

              When carefully brewed, it produces a bright cup with a hint of astringency. Perhaps the biggest thing going for this particular blend is the convenience of being able to buy it locally in a shop.

              • Tea Body:
              • Light
              • Tea Flavor:
              • Astringent, Floral

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              5.0

              Wonderful

              By Michelle

              from Hamilton, NJ

              About Me Tea Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Energizing
              • High Quality
              • Unique Flavor Profile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                I tend to cycle between black teas and I love coming back to the Darjeeling every time. That being said, I agree with the other users. Brew this one exactly as they tell you to. My friends laugh when I make tea -a thermometer that rings when the water is the right temperature, timer set so I don't over-steep it. But I have yet to get a bad cup of ANY tea by taking my time with it and brewing it nicely. I currently can't wait to empty the black tea tin so I can come back at get some more!

                • Tea Body:
                • Full

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