• 100% Certified Pure Darjeeling Tea under CTM No. DJ/590/27092016/T of the Tea Board of India
  • Invoice No. Ex 25/2021 exclusively available with Vahdam India
  • Unblended, Single-estate from one of the top Darjeeling tea-estate
  • Sourced Direct from the estate within days of plucking
  • Vacuum Packed and Sealed at source for garden-freshness & flavour
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About the Tea
Date of Picking/Harvest - 8th April 2021
All VAHDAM® India Darjeeling Teas are sourced directly from the plantations within days of harvest, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India to preserve freshness & aroma. The teas are then shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the United States and then delivered to your doorstep. Experience tea, as fresh as in the gardens.
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INVOICE NO.
EX 25
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Grade
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SEASON
Spring/First Flush
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CAFFEINE
Medium Caffeine
About the Tea Estate
Known as Monk's Tea, Arya is the only tea estate that was not planted by the British, but by Buddhist monks. The sprawling and verdant estates makes excellent Black, Green, White and Oolong teas round the year that are highly-prized by tea purists and connoisseurs all over the world.
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Location
Darjeeling, India
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Bushes
Clonal
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Altitude
5,500 ft
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Tasting Notes
Appearance - Shiny green, well-twisted leaves and buds, with one or two black leaves, decorated with copious silver tips
Aroma - Pronounced grassy and vegetal aroma, with discernible wafts of floral sweetness like blooming lilies, and hints of wood
Taste - Extremely smooth, delicate and floral cup, with a light-body and an enveloping floral sweetness of orchids and peonies, and distinct notes of juicy tangerine and sweet lime all through
Steeping Instructions
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Water - 180ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.

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Temperature 85-90 C / 194-212 F

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Leaves 2g

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Steeping 5 minutes

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Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste

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To be served without milk.

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Best Consumed - Hot

100% Pure & Unblended Darjeeling Tea.
Certified the Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Darjeeling CTM Licence No. - DJ/590/27092016/T
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Tea Board of India Licence

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Darjeeling CTM Licence

Most of the Darjeeling being sold across the world is blended with other region teas to earn higher profits. Always choose a trusted source for your Darjeeling Tea with a valid CTM licence.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Flush?

First Flush is the first harvest of the season. In Darjeeling, the First Flush teas are harvested with the onset of Spring around the first week of March.

What makes First Flush Teas highly-prized around the world?

First Flush teas from Darjeeling are highly sought after by connoisseurs for their signature freshness and fragrance. The young leaves are deligtfully green with silvery tips, and make a sweet, light and decadant cup with a distint hue of Spring flowers.

What is so speical about Single Estate?

Unlike teas blended with teas from many estates, Single Estate teas are from a single tea estate and not blended with any other teas. VAHDAM's Single Estate teas also mention Invoice No. and Date of Plucking of the teas - identifying the exact lot that is available only with VAHDAM and no one else!

Are these really from the famous Darjeeling tea growing region?

Yes! All 100% Pure Darjeeling Teas come with the Tea Board of India's DARJEELING TEA logo. This logo is allowed only for 100% genuine and authentic Darjeeling teas, and is a guarantee that you are buying a certified Darjeeling Tea.

How are the Teas packaged?

After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Post 10+ quality checkpoints for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc., these are vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminum-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperature-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Further, required quantities are packed in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.

Customer Reviews

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Marina Mikhailovska
No surprised

As usual quality is perfect and delivery was very fast. Thanks Vahdam for the perfect First Flush Darjeeling ! Highly recommend to my my friends

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Megumi Otani
Great tea, fast shipping

This was my first “First Flush Darjeeling tea. I appreciated the delicate flavour, unlike the second flush black tea. Very fast shipping. It enriched my tea collection!

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B. C. , Copenhagen
Distinguished fine tea

A distinguished fine tea, "deep" with so many layers of flavor to discover. A tea for pleasent meditative moments. Absolute to be recommended.

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