We know that many people want to reduce their caffeine intake. So we commissioned a German tea company to use our Darjeeling blend and to remove the caffeine using the natural process of rinsing the teas with super critical (liquid) carbon dioxide.
This is the best decaffeinated Darjeeling I've tried. The astringency is milder than a regular Darjeeling, which actually works well with the other flavors. It's a very balanced, delicious tea. (Posted on 2/29/16)
Like another reviewer here, I doubted that the delicate nature of Darjeeling would be worthwhile as a decaf tea. However, I had really been enjoying the distinct flavor of darjeeling, and had been trying to get away from all the caffeine I was consuming. Once I tried this decaf darjeeling, I was hooked! It makes a wonderful decaf and I am so glad I found it. I generally buy a pound at a time, to tell you how much I do enjoy it. If you enjoy the flavor of darjeeling and are looking to cut your caffeine intake, do not hesitate to try this tea! (Posted on 5/5/14)
When I had to give up caffeine I began searching for quality decaf tea, trying many brands and styles. I have always loved Darjeeling but never thought the delicate flavor could survive in a decaf tea. I was wrong. This tea preserves the subtle Darjeeling flavors while eliminating the caffeine. By far the best decaf Darjeeling available anywhere. (Posted on 11/9/13)
I don't know what I'd do if Harney stopped offering this tea! I can't tolerate caffeine, but I love the flavor of Darjeeling. This tea offers the unique taste of Darjeeling without the hit of caffeine. I will sometimes add in other caffeine Darjeelings to this tea, just for extra flavor. It blends very well as a base. (Posted on 1/24/13)