Giddapahar Classic Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 11/2023)

    • Invoice No. DJ 11/2023 exclusively available with VAHDAM® India
    • Blooming Fresh: Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea
    • Limited Edition Single Estate Batch
    • Packaged in an FDA & BRC A-Grade Certified Facility
    • Ships from the United States

    Giddapahar Classic Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 11/2023)


    50 Cups

    This is an amazingly fresh and floral early Spring invoice, coming in fresh from a family-owned heritage tea estate in Darjeeling.

    Inclusive of all taxes

    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 9th April 2023
    DJ 11
    FTGFOP 1
    Spring/First Flush
    Medium Caffeine
    About The Giddapahar 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, everything is supervised personally by the owners, ensuring consistency in brewing high-quality teas.
    Darjeeling, India
    4,500 ft.
    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Well-rolled, stylishly twisted black-green leaves with delicate silvery tips.
    Aroma - Pleasantly sweet and vegetal, with sublimated hues of alyssum and hints of woody pine.
    Taste - Bright and fresh cup with a light-bodied sweetness and a pleasant astringency that is not harsh or bitter, accentuated with complex fruity-floral notes of peonies and mangosteen, and a lingering nutty finish.
    Steeping Instructions

    Water - 200 ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.


    90-100 °C/ 194-212 °F


    Leaves 2g


    Steeping 5 minutes


    Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste


    To be served without milk.


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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 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.

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