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Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2022)

50 Cups

$39.99 $49.99
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 23rd March 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.
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    INVOICE NO.
    DJ 03
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    Grade
    FTGFOP1
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    SEASON
    Spring/First Flush
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    CAFFEINE
    Medium Caffeine
    About The Estate
    Castleton has a cult-like following amongst tea connoisseurs all over the world. It makes some of the most prized First Flush and Second Flush teas with a distinct character. It is the first Darjeeling tea estate to get the ISO 9002 certification, and is the birthplace of the famed Muscatel teas.
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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 coppery, black and bright green leaves that are well-rolled and well-made, adorned with ornate silvery tips
    Aroma - Nutty and toasty, with a characteristic redolence of vegetal sweetness akin to ripened mangosteen, and light hues of peonies and nuts
    Taste - Mellow and light-bodied, with a crip and smooth mouthfeel, accompanied with a pronounced floral sweetness reminiscent of grape hyacinths, and a glorious finish of mock orange and pine
    Steeping Instructions
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    Water – 180ml
    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.

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    Temperature
    85°-90° C/ 194°-212° F

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    Leaves
    2g

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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

    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
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    Tea Board of India Licence

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    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.

    Our Commitment to People + Planet

    We offset our entire carbon footprint via investments in renewable energy.
    1% of revenue is directed towards the education of our tea growers’ children. Our farmers, like any other parent, wish for their progeny to have a better life than them.
    We recover & recycle an amount of plastic equivalent to our packaging.
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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.
    *DISCLAIMER

    This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.

    The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

    You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis of any health problem or as a substitute for medication or other treatment prescribed by your physician or health care provider.

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

    Customer Reviews

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    KAY JACOBSON
    Castleton tea

    This is my favorite estate tea. I have tried others and always come back to Castleton

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    Noemi Das
    Fantastic tea!

    This tea exceeds all expectations. Wonderful fresh , delicate yet complex flowery flavors. Absolutely love this tea.

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    Riley
    Worth every penny

    The taste of this product is unmatched and unbeatable. Strong flavor that I can never forget. I have tried many Dajreeling teas and black teas but I stopped here and never looked back. You won't regret this buy.

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    Frank D.
    Strong Black Tea

    The taste is strong with this one. Ocassional tea of sorts. A good black tea.

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    Nathan
    Good old Darjeeling tea

    Good flavor of the hills captured in a pack efficiently.

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