Giddapahar Exotic First Flush Darjeeling Black Tea (DJ 10/2021)

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A mild and mellow tea, with floral hums, harvested in early Spring from a heritage 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 10/2021 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 - 30th 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.
DJ 10
Spring/First Flush
Medium Caffeine
About the Tea Estate
Amongst the smallest tea estates in Darjeeling, Giddapahar makes for size with quality. The lush green estate is just an hour from Kurseong, and every aspect of tea making - from plucking to packing, is supervised personally by the owners, ensuring consistently high-quality teas.
Darjeeling, India
4,500 ft.
Tasting Notes
Appearance - Shiny black and green leaves with an occasional brown open leaf, well-made with one or two tips
Aroma - Crisp and bright cup with a touch of astringent that accentuates the caramel sweetness amidst teasing hints of mock orange and geraniums
Taste - Crisp and bright cup with a touch of astringent that accentuates the caramel sweetness amidst teasing hints of mock orange and geraniums
Steeping Instructions

Water - 180ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.


Temperature 85-90 C / 194-212 F


Leaves 2g


Steeping 5 minutes


Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste


To be served without milk.


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

Tea Board of India Licence


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

Based on 5 reviews
Nice cup of tea

This is a nice tea, fragrant and tasty.

Eric Paseli

Giddapahar Exotic First Flush Darjeeling Black Tea (DJ 10/2021)

Leon Pereira
A Very Nice Tea

Brews to a nice golden color. Mild to moderate and engaging flavor. I drink it plain, but it also tastes good with a touch of sugar. Drinking it is a pleasurable experience.

Marianne D.
exquisite first flush Darjeeling tea

I enjoy this Giddapahar Exotic Firts flush tea every morning. Slightly astringent at the beginning with refreshing herba/floral l note at the end. Very tasty and fresh

B. C. , Copenhagen
A very fine tea

This Giddapahar is a pleasure, - so fresh and 'alive', - feel like using the word "a joyfull tea", almost like tea itself could smile, - like spring itself, wonderful fresh flavors, but still soft and a touch sweet, absolute to be recommended ... and please don't judge the tea out of its pricetag, it compete with much higher pricetags.

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