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Castleton Classic Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 182/2023)

50 Cups

A wonderfully mellow golden Summer black tea made from pure China bushes from the world-famous Castleton tea estate replete with characteristic fruity notes and soft floral hues.

Castleton Classic Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 182/2023)

50 Cups

A wonderfully mellow golden Summer black tea made from pure China bushes from the world-famous Castleton tea estate replete with characteristic fruity notes and soft floral hues.
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 6th June 2023
     
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    INVOICE NO.
    DJ 182
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    Grade
    TGFOP1
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    SEASON
    Summer/Second Flush
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    CAFFEINE
    Medium Caffeine
    About The Castleton Estate
    Castleton has a cult following amongst Darjeeling tea connoisseurs. It is the first Darjeeling tea estate to get the ISO 9002 certification, with its teas selling for world-record prices.
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    Location
    Darjeeling, India
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    Bushes
    China
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    Altitude
    5,000 ft
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    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark tan, well-rolled leaves with specks of delicate golden tips.
    Aroma - Remarkably fresh and sweet-woody aroma with a lingering whiff of pine and orchids.
    Taste - Bright, crisp, and mellow cup with an enveloping sweetness balanced with the right levels of astringency, with teasing accents of melons and grape around the edges finished with lingering end notes of toasted nuts.
    Steeping Instructions
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    Water – 200ml
    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.

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    Temperature
    90°-100° C/ 194°-212° F

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    Add
    2g Leaves

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    Steeping
    5 minutes

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    Condiments
    Add sugar or honey as per taste

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    To be served without milk.

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    Best Consumed - Hot

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Second Flush?

    Second Flush is the second harvest of the year. In Darjeeling, the Second Flush teas are harvested at the onset of Summer. Plucked during the peak in months of May and June, Second Flush teas are renowned for their full-bodied and crimson-golden cups, with a mellow sweetness and distinct fruity flavours.

    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.

    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.

    What is so special about Single Estate?

    Unlike most tea blends that contain teas from from multiple estates, Single Estate teas are sourced only from one particular estate, and generally from one particular section of the estate of either China or Clonal bushes. Also, most Single Estate teas are from a specific season - First, Second or Autumn Flush. 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.

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