Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 187/2021)

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Intensely sweet and fruity Summer flush tea with decadent notes of grapes, from the birthplace of the famous muscatel teas in Darjeeling
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About the Tea
Date of Picking/Harvest - 22nd June 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.
DJ 187
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Grade
FTGFOP1
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SEASON
Summer/Second Flush
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CAFFEINE
Medium Caffeine
About the Castleton Tea Estate
Castleton has a cult-like following amongst tea connoisseurs all over the world. It makes some of the most prized First Flush and Second Flush teas with a distinct character. It is the first Darjeeling tea estate to get the ISO 9002 certification, and is the birthplace of the famed Muscatel teas.
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Location
Darjeeling, India
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Bushes
China
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Altitude
5,000 ft
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Tasting Notes
Appearance - Dark coppery, extremely stylish with a nice twist, and good content of tips
Aroma - Intensely fruity and sweet, this typical Muscatel tea is full-bodied and complex, revealing delicate layers of ripe apricots amidst wafting notes of roasted nuts and Muscatel grapes
Taste - Intensely fruity and sweet, this typical Muscatel tea is full-bodied and complex, revealing delicate layers of ripe apricots amidst wafting notes of roasted nuts and Muscatel grapes
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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What is the shelf life of products?

All Vahdam Teas have a shelf-life of 3 years from the Date of Picking/Harvest. The 'Date of Expiry' are mentioned on the bottom of all our boxes.

Where are your Teas from?

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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.

Customer Reviews

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Matteo Dozio

Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 187/2021)

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Bonny Andrade
A quality tea thorough and through.

A tea that brings the best from nature and locks it in the tea leaves until brewed and sipped to release its goodness onto the palate. This tea leaves both an immediate and lingering satisfying taste in the mouth. Often for an hour after drinking this tea I feel like not drinking or eating anything else in order not to "over write" the awesome taste it continues to leave on the taste buds. The key is also to follow the brewing directions exactly as directed on the package.

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Hrochodont Pruzina
Satisfied

I bought more of this this tea in a sale and it is as promissed. Quality second flush darjeeling with its characteristic "muscatel" taste and aroma. Recommended.

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Chung-Hsing Lin
A textbook Darjeeling

Castleton's Darjeeling with prominent muscatel aroma satisfies the most uncompromising Darjeeling enthusiasts.

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Chung-Hsing Lin
A textbook Darjeeling

Castleton's Darjeeling with prominent muscatel aroma satisfies the most uncompromising Darjeeling enthusiasts.

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Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 187/2021)

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