Although tea is grown in many areas of India, Assam and Darjeeling are the
most well-known the world over. The flavour of Darjeeling tea is unique and
is called the Champagne of Teas! My niece, Pumili, was there recently and
this is a photo that she took of a tea garden in Darjeeling.
Tea is grown at an altitude ranging from 600 to 2000 mtrs. The cool and
moist climate, the soil, the rainfall, and the terrain, all combine to give
Darjeeling tea its special taste. More about the different kinds of
flavour can be found here.