Runglee Rungliot Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 05/2022)

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An exceptionally floral and light-bodied tea made from early Spring harvest of young, tender shoots from high-elevation 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 05/2022 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
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 19th 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 05
    Spring/First Flush
    Medium Caffeine
    About the Tea Estate
    Legend has it that a Buddhist monk was so overwhelmed by the beauty of this estate, that he proclaimed - Runglee Rungliot - meaning. Thus far and no further. It is one of the oldest tea estates in Darjeeling, and produces consistently high quality teas in the First and Second flushes.
    Darjeeling, India
    4,500 ft
    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Vibrant green and shiny black, clean and stylish, well-made with dark-brown leaves and silvery tips
    Aroma - Light-bodied and well-rounded cup with a crisp and pleasant mouthfeel, unravelling complex layers - fresh daisies and daffodils around the edge that melt into tangerine-citrusy hues, before finishing with a flourish of light pine
    Taste - Light-bodied and well-rounded cup with a crisp and pleasant mouthfeel, unravelling complex layers - fresh daisies and daffodils around the edge that melt into tangerine-citrusy hues, before finishing with a flourish of light pine
    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.


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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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Markus Laun
    Wrong quantity delivered

    First I received only 100gms instead of 500gms. The 'Help-Desk' at Vahdam responded quickly and sent me the missing 400 gms. After receiving what was missing i decided to enjoy a cup of tea. I opened the first pack received and found a damaged 'vacuum pack'. The Tea inside was very dry, no aroma. I decided not to try it. I never bothered opening any of the other packs.

    So; quick and speedy help desk. However as a first time customer i was not expecting to be the subject of 2 QA issues, especially not when ordering and paying for premium tea.

    John Martin
    Wake up!

    This is a well balanced tea with enough character to provide a comforting start to the day. Slight almond taste to the tongue with long finish.
    Vadham provide the best packaging and the stick on labels ensure easy identification- essential in a busy tea cupboard.

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    Runglee Rungliot Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 05/2022)

    Runglee Rungliot Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 05/2022)