India is a land of diverse cultures, traditions, and flavours, but there’s one beverage that unites the nation – tea. From bustling streets to quiet neighbourhoods, the aroma of freshly brewed tea wafts through the air, tantalizing taste buds and soothing souls. And when it comes to tea, Darjeeling muscatel tea is a name that needs no introduction. Known for its unique flavour and aroma, this tea variety has captured the hearts of tea connoisseurs around the world. So, let’s take a sip into the fascinating world of Darjeeling muscatel tea and discover what makes it so special.


Darjeeling Muscatel tea is a premium variety of tea that hails from the picturesque Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It is a type of black tea that is famous for its floral and fruity aroma, which is reminiscent of Muscat grapes. The tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It grows in the misty hills of Darjeeling, where the cool climate and high altitude give it a unique flavour profile.

The history of Darjeeling muscatel tea dates to the mid-19th century when the British established tea plantations in the Darjeeling district. The high altitude, cool climate, and fertile soil of the region proved to be perfect for growing tea. Soon, the Darjeeling tea became popular among the British aristocracy. And its fame spread across the globe. In the early 20th century, tea planters in Darjeeling started experimenting with different tea varieties. And that’s how the unique flavour of muscatel tea came into picture. Today, Darjeeling muscatel tea is one of the finest and most expensive teas in the world.

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Welcome to the fascinating world of Motley Brew, where we craft premium teas that are an ode to the natural beauty and richness of the Indian subcontinent. And when it comes to tea, there’s one variety that we simply can’t get enough of – Second Flush Darjeeling Muscatel Tea.

Imagine sipping on a cup of tea that tastes like sunshine, mist, and mountain air, all at once. That’s the magic of Darjeeling muscatel tea – a rare and unique flavour that is unlike anything you’ve ever come across before.

It’s a flavour that is more pronounced during a short period of time, usually lasting two or three weeks during the peak of summer. This is also considered prime second flush harvest.

At Motley Brew, we’ve blend the best of higher-elevation teas with a pronounced muscatel flavour to create a concoction that is truly one-of-a-kind. We believe that much has been said and written about this unique flavour, but it’s best enjoyed rather than described. It evokes different thoughts in different people – some find it fruity, while others detect a musky aroma. But one thing’s for sure – it’s a flavour that you’ll never forget.


At Motley Brew, we believe in crafting teas that are not only delicious but also packed with health benefits. And when it comes to the high elevations of Darjeeling. We’ve discovered a rare gem that’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also for your body.

Our high-quality Darjeeling teas are rich in catechins and flavonoids. Two powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals and help improve metabolism. So not only are you treating yourself to a delightful cup of tea. But you’re also doing your body a favour.

We recommend brewing our Darjeeling teas without any additives like milk or sugar. So that you can fully experience the unique and complex flavour profiles of each blend. However, for those who prefer a little creaminess in their cup, a ‘spot’ of milk can be added to enhance the flavours.

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Brewing the perfect cup of tea is an art form, and we at Motley Brew take this art seriously. Here are the steeping instructions to bring out the best in our Darjeeling Muscatel Tea:

    1. Start with unfiltered water brought to a gentle boil at around 90 degrees Celsius (208 degrees Fahrenheit).
    2. Add one teaspoon of tea per cup to a pre-heated teapot, and pour the water from above. For several cups, add an extra teaspoon to the pot.
    3. Steep for 3-4 minutes, depending on your taste preference. And remember, our tea tastes best on its own!

While our tea is delicious on its own, some may prefer to enhance the flavour with a touch of milk. However, sometimes the best things are best left alone. To complete the experience, we suggest pairing our Darjeeling Muscatel Tea with some delectable bites. It makes for a perfect tea anytime during the day and a special mid-morning cuppa with some small bites. For a more elaborate affair, enjoy it as part of an English High Tea afternoon with cakes and sweet bakery products. Our tea goes well with pastries, cookies, and Madelines, and even a light sandwich. And for the ultimate indulgence, try it with a piece of well-crafted chocolate with nuts and raisins – it’s our personal favourite!




Motley Brew’s Darjeeling Muscatel Tea is a truly unique and delightful experience for tea lovers. With its rare and exclusive muscatel flavour, high levels of catechins and flavonoids, and suggested food pairings, this tea offers a perfect cuppa for any time of the day. So go ahead, brew yourself a cup of this exquisite tea, and indulge in a moment of luxury and pleasure. We at Motley Brew invite you to experience the unparalleled taste and aroma of their Darjeeling Muscatel Tea and savour the perfect blend of tradition and innovation in every sip.

FAQs on Darjeeling Muscatel Tea

What is Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

Darjeeling Muscatel Tea is a type of tea produced in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. It is known for its rare and unique flavour, which is similar to that of Muscat grapes.

How is Darjeeling Muscatel Tea different from other Darjeeling teas?

Darjeeling Muscatel Tea is different from other Darjeeling teas because it is produced from a specific tea plant varietal and harvested during a specific time period. This gives it a distinct flavour and aroma that is not found in other Darjeeling teas.

What is the origin of Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

Darjeeling Muscatel Tea is produced in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, which is known for its unique terroir and high-elevation Alpine climate. The tea's flavour is influenced by the local environment, making it a truly authentic and distinctive Indian tea.

What is the history of Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

The history of Darjeeling Muscatel Tea dates to the mid-19th century when tea cultivation was introduced in the Darjeeling district. Over time, tea plantations in the region began to experiment with different tea varietals and production techniques, eventually leading to the creation of Darjeeling Muscatel Tea.

What are the health benefits of Darjeeling Muscatel tea?

Darjeeling Muscatel tea is high in catechins and flavonoids, which are widely popular to improve metabolism and fight free radicals.

What is the best way to brew Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

To brew Darjeeling Muscatel Tea, bring unfiltered water to a gentle boil to approximately 90°C (208°F). Place 1 tsp tea (2.5 gms approx.) per cup in a pre-heated teapot, and pour the water from above. In case of several cups, add a tsp. extra for the pot. Steep for 3-4 mins. as per taste. This tea is best enjoyed on its own, but can also be taken with a spot of milk.

Is Darjeeling Muscatel Tea good for health?

Darjeeling Muscatel Tea is high in catechins and flavonoids, which are known to fight free radicals and improve metabolism. This makes it a healthy option for tea lovers.

Why should I choose Motley Brew's Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

Motley Brew's Darjeeling Muscatel Tea is made from the finest tea leaves, carefully selected and blended to create a truly unique and exquisite tea experience. With its rare and exclusive muscatel flavour, high levels of catechins and flavonoids, and suggested food pairings, this tea offers a perfect cuppa for any time of the day.

What is the suggested food pairing for Motley Brew’s Second Flush Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

Our Second Flush Darjeeling Muscatel Tea goes well with pastries, cookies, Madeline, light sandwiches, and well-crafted chocolates with nuts and raisins. It is also a perfect tea for a mid-morning cuppa or an elaborate English High Tea afternoon with cakes and sweet bakery products.

Where can I buy Motley Brew’s Darjeeling Muscatel Tea?

You can purchase it directly from the website of Motley Brew, a renowned tea brand known for its high-quality Darjeeling Muscatel Tea.
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