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Revitalizing Darjeeling Tea Recipe

The classic Darjeeling tea should be enjoyed without the addition of sugar, lime or milk. Connoisseurs can determine the quality of the tea just from the aroma of the brew. 
Cook Time4 mins
Steeping Time5 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Darjeeling Tea
Appliance: Tea Strainer, Kettle
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 1 tsp Darjeeling tea leaves dried
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp warm milk optional
  • 1 lemon wedge optional


  • Add the dried leaves to a teapot.
  • Bring the water to boil in a saucepan.
  • Add hot water to the teapot.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea.
  • Strain the tea and serve hot. You can serve this with the milk or lemon. 
    Close-up of a cup and saucer of tea, placed on burlap cloth on a wooden surface with hilly tea gardens as the backdrop


This preparation is for the classic black tea. The steeping time may differ if you are making white, green or oolong tea. It is best to take this as the basic recipe and judge the ideal time for yourself.