Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2022)

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An early Spring tea, harvested from the high-altitude sections, mellow and light, floral and fragrant, from a world-record holding tea estate in Darjeeling
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    • 100% Certified Pure Darjeeling Tea under CTM No. DJ/590/27092016/T of the Tea Board of India
    • Invoice No. DJ 03/2022 exclusively available with VAHDAM® India
    • Unblended, Single Estate from one of the top Darjeeling tea-estate
    • Sourced directly from the estate within days of plucking
    • Vacuum Packed and Sealed at source for garden freshness & flavor
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 23rd March 2022
    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 03
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    Grade
    FTGFOP1
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    SEASON
    Spring/First Flush
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    CAFFEINE
    Medium Caffeine
    About the 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, black and bright green leaves that are well-rolled and well-made, adorned with ornate silvery tips
    Aroma - Mellow and light-bodied, with a crip and smooth mouthfeel, accompanied with a pronounced floral sweetness reminiscent of grape hyacinths, and a glorious finish of mock orange and pine
    Taste - Mellow and light-bodied, with a crip and smooth mouthfeel, accompanied with a pronounced floral sweetness reminiscent of grape hyacinths, and a glorious finish of mock orange and pine
    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 delightfully green with silvery tips, and make a sweet, light, and decadent cup with a distinct hue of Spring flowers.

    What is so special about Single Estate?

    Unlike teas blended with teas from multiple estates, Single Estate teas are from a single tea estate and not blended with any other teas. VAHDAM® India'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® India 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 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

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
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    Nori. O
    This is delicious !!

    Fragrance of tea tree, flower nectar overflowing with transparency,
    A tea that celebrates the arrival of spring with a refreshing breeze.
    This tea is my favorite and I have it on my stock list.

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    Vicky C.
    Best Treat

    Really like this one. It is an everyday tea as it's quite decent in taste

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    Shanika T
    Lovely

    So good I've ordered it twice now. Amazing how the flavour profile of orange and pine is so good

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    Vienna M
    Amazing Black Tea

    Wow! I absolutely love this, just loved the floral sweetness, only issue is I need to buy more

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    S. Carol
    Nice!

    I loved this tea from Vahdam Tea

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    Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2022)

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