Royal Darjeeling Rajah Premium Leaf

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Smooth, delicate, elegant
From beneath the midsummer moon
The ultimate Darjeeling

The secret of a record-breaking tea

Royal Darjeeling Rajah Premium   is made using Silver Needles, the highest grade of black tea available at the historic Makaibari Tea Estate in Darjeeling, India. These exquisite leaves, named for their delicate silver hairs, are grown on a special plantation using biodynamic farming techniques and harvested just once a year under the full moon. The leaves are then delicately hand rolled by skilled artisans. From cultivation through to processing, every aspect of this tea’s production is carried out with the utmost emphasis on quality.

In July 2003, at a tea auction in Calcutta, a batch of Silver Needles was sold for the highest price ever recorded in the 150-year history of Darjeeling tea. This record has yet to be broken.

A refined and enriching experience

After taking in the deep, sparkling colour of this refined and luxurious tea, we invite you allow its smooth, elegant taste and delicate, floral bouquet to unfurl within your mouth and up into your nostrils, leaving behind a gentle, lingering afternote.

*Also available as a 5-pack set presented in a special gift box (¥8,532 w/tax)


  • Type: Silver Needles
    JAS-certified organic black tea/FTGFOP-1S (fine tippy golden flowery orange pekoe - no.1 special)
  • Tea leaf origin: Makaibari Tea Estate (India, West Bengal, Darjeeling)
  • Cultivation method: Biodynamic farming
  • Harvesting method: Hand-picked
  • Tea leaf producer: Makaibari Tea Estate
  • 1 pack/5 grams (one serving)
  • Gift box size: 10.2cm×13.8cm×6.8cm
  • storage:
    Avoid high temperatures and humidity.
    Avoid any transfer of aroma to the tea leaves.

  1. Boil some fresh water (or filtered water in some regions).
  2. Warm the teapot and tea cups with some of the boiled water.
  3. Place 5g of leaves (enough for 2 cups) inside the teapot, then pour in about 400cc of boiled water. Use a stove to boil the water as it will not reach 100 with an electric kettle.
  4. Cover the tea pot with a tea cozy and let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the tea into the cups. If more there is more than one tea cup, pour a little amount into each cup one by one, to get a consistent colour and taste. Continue pouring until the last drop.
  6. After pouring the tea, wait for around 2 minutes before drinking. In this way, you will be able to more fully enjoy the taste and aroma of Makaibairi tea.