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Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

An extravagant spring tea with fragrant notes of citrus blossoms and a hint of sweetness of honey.
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $29.99
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $29.99

$29.99

3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups

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Tea TypeThere are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.
OriginIt refers to the tea growing region where this tea has been sourced from.
Flush / SeasonIt refers to the season in which this tea was harvested. First Flush refers to Spring & Second flush refers to summer.
EstateIt refers to the specific plantation/garden where this tea has be sourced from.
InvoiceTea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growin in batches which are referred to the invoice number. An invoice numbers enurses that the single estate tea is 100% pure and genuine. The invoice is awarded to every batch by the tea estate itself.
Date of PickingIt refers to the date on which this tea was harvested from the tea plant and is not the date of packaging. Date of Packaging is the specific date on which the teas are finally packaged in our unit.
Grade​T​ea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves​. ​The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"​ i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1​, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".
SpecialityIt refers to weather this tea is from a specific single plantation or a special blend of teas from multiple estates & plantations curated by our Master Blenders. ​
CaffeineThe caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.
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Tea Type There are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.

Black Tea

Grade ​T​ea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves​. ​The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"​ i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1​, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".

SFTGFOP1

Date of Picking It refers to the date on which this tea was harvested from the tea plant and is not the date of packaging. Date of Packaging is the specific date on which the teas are finally packaged in our unit.

24th March, 2018

Invoice no Tea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growin in batches which are referred to the invoice number. An invoice numbers enurses that the single estate tea is 100% pure and genuine. The invoice is awarded to every batch by the tea estate itself.

DJ 03
Tasting Notes If you are seeking the crème de la crème of Darjeeling spring teas, look no further. A morning tea that’s recommended for those who begin their day on a light and refreshing note. The leaves are medium sized, well-rolled, and dark green, with few buds and scattered specks of bright green. The infusion is fragrant and fresh, with notes of parsley, cucumber and fresh cut grass in the attack with toasted almonds in the release. Fragrant and engulfing notes, resembling gardenia and citrus blossom ensemble in the cup featuring a honeyed sweetness along with notes of aromatic flowers and nuts. The liquor is mellow and slightly sweet tasting. Flavors of hardwood, nuts and cream are noticeable which are mild in intensity and medium-length in their finish.
Preperation Instructions
  • Water
  • CO2 Filtered Water
  • Temperature
  • 90-100 Degrees C
  • Serving
  • 0.176 oz | 2 gm
  • Steep Time
  • 3-5 min
Castleton Tea Estate Castleton could very well be considered as an abode of the gods. Located in the beautiful, misty town of Kurseong in the Darjeeling district. The plantation was set up in the year 1885 by Dr. Charles Graham, its slopes span over an elevation of 980-2300 meters covering the misty slopes of Kurseong and Pankhabari. The cultivated area of the garden is around 170 hectares and this splendid estate produces more than 30,545 kilograms of delectable teas each year. An iconic tea garden, Castleton’s exquisite teas are harvested from pure and select Chinary bushes, offering us the gift of fine muscatel teas. Apart from the muscatels, Castleton also produces select varieties of First Flush Darjeeling and some rare Autumnal teas as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are Single Estate Teas?
    A single estate tea means that the tea has been sourced from one singular estate only and which has not been blended with other tea.
  • What is a Signature Blend?
    Signature blends are the unique curations of a Master Blender. These blends are specially devised by blenders who go through several combinations and numerous rounds of tasting to curate a unique cup of tea with special flavor profile, aroma, and cup characteristics. Signature blends are trade secrets of the blenders and are mostly classified information.
  • What is a Tea blend?
    Tea blending is the art of mixing a variety of teas together to curate a final blend. The blending of tea involves mixing fixed and measured proportions of various teas in order to get a final blend that has a signature taste, quality, character, and flavour. We look at tea blending as an art as it involves blending teas sourced from different regions and from different harvest seasons, but keeping the final blend's flavor profile a constant.
  • What is a 'Second Flush' Tea? Is it the same as a 'Summer Tea' ?
    Yes, a 'Second-Flush' tea is also known as a 'Summer Tea' for the sole reason that the prime harvest period of the tea falls within the summer months of its place of origin.
  • What is a 'First Flush Tea'? Is a 'Spring Tea' same as 'First flush' tea?
    Yes, a 'First-Flush' tea is also called a 'Spring Tea' as the prime harvest period for these teas falls within the spring months in its place of origin.
  • Where do you source your teas from?
    We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim.
  • How are your teas packed?
    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. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centres located in various parts of the world.

Customer Reviews

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Castleton Darjeeling

Beautiful tea, and a great service from Vadham, as always.
Jeremy

Hi Jeremy, thank you so much for your encouraging feedback & for being a part of the VAHDAM tea family. Hope to keep serving you with our collection of garden fresh teas.
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A.
Excellent

Fresh spicy taste. Morning pleasure :))

Hi Alexandr Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback & for being a part of the VAHDAM tea family. Hope to keep serving you with our collection of garden fresh teas.
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A.G.
Very happy with every order I've placed from this company

Prompt and fast (and free?) shipping and truly top-quality product. My go-to for tea from India.

Hi Adam Grimes Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback & for being a part of the VAHDAM tea family. Hope to keep serving you with our collection of garden fresh teas.
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S.G.
5/5

Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

Hi Stanislav Golikov Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback & for being a part of the VAHDAM tea family. Hope to keep serving you with our collection of garden fresh teas.
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S.
Лучший первый сбор 2018 года

Много лет я покупаю лучшие сорта чая в разных странах. Я покупал в Гонконге, Японии, Китае, но сегодня мне больше всего нравятся сорта чая Дарджилинг из Индии. Я люблю покупать чай в этой компании и все меньше и меньше покупаю чай в Гонконге, Китае и Японии. Vahdamteas - осуществляет честную торговлю чаем и всегда думает об интересах клиентов, поэтому я буду покупать чай только в этой индийской компании, С 2014 по 2018 год я сделал в этой компании 17 заказов и все были выполнены на отлично!
Я люблю чай первого сбора с низким содержанием кофеина и красивым, ярким вкусом и ароматом. Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea 2018 года - лучшая моя покупка урожая 2018 года. Здесь справедливо написано - ароматные и захватывающие ноты, напоминающие гардению и ансамбль цветка цитрусовых в чашке с медовой сладостью, а также ноты ароматических цветов и орехов. Все эти сладкие, яркие ноты я почувствовал! Очень рекомендую для покупки любителям первого сбора Дарджилинг. Много кофеина вызывает зависимость и негативно влияет на сердце, поэтому нужно пить чай с низким содержанием кофеина, тогда ваш организм получает только очень полезные и вкусные минеральные вещества с весенних листьев чая, и легкую бодрость утром, и затем - долгую жизнь до 100 лет! Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea - чай с низким содержанием кофеина, но с высоким содержанием полезных минеральных веществ весенних чайных листьев со склонов Гималаев. Пейте чаи первого сбора и живите долго и счастливо!