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Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea

A Darjeeling muscatel tea with tart and woody notes and a lively undertone of black grapes.
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $34.99
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $34.99

$34.99

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.
Know your Tea

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".

FTGFOP1

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.

18th June, 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 142
Tasting Notes One of the finest muscatel teas from the splendid region of Darjeeling. Discover a cup that is exalted for a hint of sweetness, a balance of tart and woody notes, and an undertone of roasted black grapes that enlivens the bright liquor. This single-origin tea packs a soiree of fresh, floral, and fruity flavors. The tea leaves are medium-sized, tightly rolled, interspersed with a few tips and some greenish-brown flakes. The liquor is light amber-colored, largely mellow, sweet, and carries that invigorating aroma of burnt sugar. This artisanal infusion has faint notes of black raisins, burnt wood, and fresh biscotti. All of these notes come together perfectly to form a vivid symphony of flavors.
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, Casteton’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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Best Tea

Great brand ! Great Tea !

Hi Tamapa, 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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M.H.
muscatel review

I purchased three muscatels in this order. I tasted all blind and the Castleton was clearly the best of the three. The others were mediocre and Castleton was pretty good but not great. I have been a Muscatel drinker for years and am very disappointed at the absence of Rohini.

Hi Michael Hoffberger 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.
A beautiful tea from one of the top estates

There's really not a lot to say--simply perfect. Apparently, this was a good year, but this tea is exactly what it should be.

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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A.
Great afternoon tea!

The Castleton Muscatel is a favorite for my afternoon tea break -- aromatic and a muscatel delightful flavor (I drink it without sugar or milk). Caffeine level is not strong, just perfect for the afternoons! I recommend!

Hi Alex 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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J.J.
5/5

Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea