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Darjeeling is a Himalayan region in the Indian state of West Bengal, situated at elevations of 2,000 to 3,000 m above sea level and best known for its tea.

Darjeeling tea is traditionally prized above all other black tea, especially in the UK and the countries comprising the former British Empire.

Adulteration[?] and falsification are serious problems in global tea trade; the amount of tea sold worldwide as Darjeeling every year exceeds 40,000 t, while the annual tea production of Darjeeling is estimated at 8,000 to 11,000 t, including local consumption. To combat this situation, the Tea Board of India (http://www.teaindia.org/) administers the Darjeeling certification mark and logo (http://www.teaindia.org/darjeeling1).

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