I'll have (the) Darjeeling, please.


Senior Member
I'll have (the) Darjeeling, please.

Do I need the article when I order tea by the name at a restaurant?

Thank you.
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    You don't need the article, but when ordering from a menu or a list, you can choose between different options by using the.
    The use of the suggests that you are looking at different teas listed on a menu.


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I agree (I'd use "the"), if it appears on a list of teas.

    If I had not been given a list of available teas, I'd ask, "Do you have Darjeeling?"
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