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 Tea 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.23rd November, 2019
IngredientsDarjeeling Black Tea
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 90-100 Degrees C
- 0.176 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 3-5 min
Is Black Tea good for health?
Black Tea has specific antioxidants, including catechins and polyphenols, which have been linked to reduce the risk of certain type of cancers. Increased evidence shows that these antioxidants in black tea have been known to reduce atherosclerosis in women (clogged arteries) in women.
How to brew a good cup of Black Tea?
In order to brew a good cup of black tea, take some oxygen-rich, fresh water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. For a single cup of black tea, take 1 teaspoon (2 grams) of black tea in a teapot. Pour the freshly boiled 180-200 ml of water over the leaves in the teapot. Cover and let it steep for 3-5 minutes according to your taste preference (longer the steeping time, stronger is the tea). Add in Milk and sugar as per your taste and liking!
Which harvest teas do you use in your blends?
All our premium blends are made of a variety of garden-fresh, superior quality teas sourced from their native region. We procure all our teas in their respective prime-harvest seasons, which differ according to the tea type, place of origin, season etc. Procuring these teas during their prime harvest periods means that we get the best quality teas which have an enhanced flavor, character, and freshness.
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.
Autumn Gold Darjeeling Black Tea
The "tasting note" description is apt, although I'm still trying to find my personal sweet spot regarding brew time. It delights me to no end that tea leaves can contain such wonderful and diverse flavours that are found elsewhere in nature.
Nice tea, but not my favorite. Mellow darjeeling flavor. Too high a price for me to buy again, when I like some of Vahdam's lower-priced selections better.
Ever since I received a sample of this tea with one of my previous orders, I had to get more! This autumn flush Darjeeling has a lovely earthy aroma and gorgeous golden amber liquor. This tea starts with a beautiful flavor of date and fruit on the head and body and finishes with lovely, light floral and honey undertones. There's just enough sweetness to make every sip an absolute delight. This has truly become one of my favourite teas!
I have yet to find anything in my local markets that can even come close to the quality and freshness of teas that I get from Vahdam. Where else can you get tea that was picked only a couple months ago? I especially like the "gold" series teas. Their prompt shipping and free shipping for larger orders really put them ahead of other options.