Makaibari Premium Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 81/2021)

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Decadent and crisp, lucscious and brisk, this wonderful Summer flush tea from the famed Makaibari tea estate is a floral-fruity, toasty-nutty adventure
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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 81/2021 exclusively available with Vahdam India
    •  Unblended, Single-estate tea 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
    •  Get a free e-Book on Darjeeling Tea
    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 16th June 201
    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 81
    Summer/Second Flush
    Medium Caffeine
    About the Tea Estate
    The world's first tea factory established in 1859, Makaibari is an iconic tea estate famous all over the world for top quality teas. Grown in complete harmony with nature, Makaibari (meaning corn field) teas are produced using the best of biodynamic and permaculture practices. The estate is also home to over 400 species of indigenous birds.
    Darjeeling, India
    4,500 ft

    Ingredients for getting after it.

    Black Tea

    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark brown, slightly choppy leaves, but evenly made with a good amount of tips
    Aroma - Full-bodied golden cup, with characteristic astringency and sweetness that is teasingly intermingled with subtle nuances of honey, candied peaches and toasted nuts
    Taste - Full-bodied golden cup, with characteristic astringency and sweetness that is teasingly intermingled with subtle nuances of honey, candied peaches and toasted nuts
    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

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Post the first tea harvest called the 'First Flush', Second Flush follows between May to June. The tea leaves are picked and are characterized as well-rounded, fruity and mature, flavored tea leaves. Tea brewed from these leaves is less astringent and more improved than the First Flush.

    Are the flavors in the tea natural?

    100% yes! Some of the ingredients are also organic.

    What is the shelf life of your products?

    All VAHDAM® India Teas have a shelf-life of 3 years from the ‘Date of Picking/Harvest.’ The ‘Date of Expiry’ is mentioned at the bottom of all our boxes.

    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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