There is whiskey and there is single malt scotch. There are mushrooms and there are black truffles. And then there is black tea and there is Darjeeling. While we all love the ñbasicî versions of things, sometimes you want something with a little more depth, character, and elegance. This is why Darjeeling teas are called the ñChampagne of Teas.î Darjeeling gets this flavor through its unique harvesting, rolling, and Indian terroir (that means soil to tea nerds like us). What you end up with is a tea that is lighter and less ñbiteyî than most black teas, yet more layered and complex than green teas.