Castleton Classic Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 45/2022)

50 Cups

A mild and mellow, light and floral tea from early Spring harvest from one of the iconic tea estates of Darjeeling.
About the Tea
Date of Picking/Harvest - 2nd April 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 45
Spring/First Flush
Medium Caffeine
About the Castleton Tea Estate
The iconic Castleton tea estate enjoys a cult-like status amongst tea connoisseurs. Located at 5,000 ft., teas from Castleton have always been prized for their signature flavour.
Darjeeling, India
5,000 ft.
Tasting Notes
Appearance - Dark-tan and bright green, with noticeable silvery tips - stylish and well-made
Aroma - Woody and nutty, with delightful hues of vegetal sweetness and sublte notes of wild orchids and peony flowers
Taste - Light and decadent, with a velvety smoothness and remarkable piquancy and sweetness throughout, with delectable floral notes akin to lilies around the edges, rounded off with shades of toasty almonds.
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

100% Pure & Unblended Darjeeling Tea.
Certified the Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Darjeeling CTM Licence No. - DJ/590/27092016/T

Tea Board of India Licence


Darjeeling CTM Licence

Most of the Darjeeling being sold across the world is blended with other region teas to earn higher profits. Always choose a trusted source for your Darjeeling Tea with a valid CTM licence.

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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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This product is made in a facility that processes tree nuts, mustard, sesame and milk.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Loved by all

my whole family favorite because tea is excellent. Its delicious & very very tasty.

Frank D.
Very good quality!

The leaves are so natural and real giving a perfect taste.

Hill A.
Real flavor

Loved the flavour, colour and taste. Packaging was good too. It makes very good Darjeeling tea. Would recommend it.

It is what a tea should be! Rejuvenating

Amazing black tea that refreshes you. A pleasant taste stays there for 15 to 20 mins after you have finished the cup of tea. I have ordered 3 of these in the past 7 months. I like it black. Buy it for the taste. Buy it if you would like to know what premium black rejuvenating tea tastes like.

Flores F.
Premium tea.

Like their story. I have this tea every morning and is perfect. I will buy more from this brand for sure in the future.

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