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Darjeeling Summer Gold Second Flush Black Tea, 3.53oz

50 Cups

A small batch blend of the absolute finest, aromatic & flavoury second flush Darjeeling sourced from high elevation tea estates

Darjeeling Summer Gold Second Flush Black Tea, 3.53oz

50 Cups

A small batch blend of the absolute finest, aromatic & flavoury second flush Darjeeling sourced from high elevation tea estates
$36.99 $37.99
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    About the Tea
    Sourced by VAHDAM India directly from the tea estate, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the US. Teas, as fresh as in the gardens.
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    CAFFEINE
    Medium Caffeine
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    TIME OF THE DAY
    Anytime
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    Packaging
    Vacuum Sealed
    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark coppery with sprinkling of green leaves and an abundance of delicate tips
    Aroma - Enticingly sweet with nectarous deep notes of muscatel grapes and a hum of cedar
    Taste - Decadent, delectable and delicately balanced mellow cup with a perfect balance of sweetness and astringency, accentuated with crisp hues of ripened peaches and sublime lusciousness of muscat grapes
    Steeping Instructions
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    Water – 180ml
    180ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.

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    90-100 C/ 194-212 F

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    Leaves
    2g

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    3-5 Mins

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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

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    What is the shelf life of products?

    All Vahdam Teas have a shelf-life of 3 years from the Date of Picking/Harvest. The 'Date of Expiry' are mentioned on the bottom of all our boxes.

    Where are your Teas from?

    We source our teas from over 150 renowned 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 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.

    If my vacuum-sealed pack is not tight, is the tea still fresh and consumable?

    Our teas are vacuum-packed fresh at source in India. At times, when you open the box, you might find the vacuum bag loose. This is completely normal & has no impact on the freshness of the tea. The pouch is still sealed & all stale air has been flushed out. So, cut open the bag & brew yourself a cup of tea.

    Customer Reviews

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    Jacob Neggers
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    I've Heard this tea described as smooth, complex, delicate, and I would mostly agree with that, but you could also say that this tea has no character and doesn't stand for anything. Complex and delicate are words that in my opinion are better suited for a Darjeeling first flush. I like my Assams and my Darjeeling second flushes to be strongly defined. Take my first two favorite second flush teas for example. On one hand you have Giddapahar Estate which I hope will be available on this website someday. It's very robust with toasty peach cobbler undertones. Amazing, then you have the Imperial Muscatel which is very available and popular on this website. It has that grape/ stone fruit musk flavor with a little burnt Molases in there somewhere. So good. Then you have this tea, which is sort of robust but in a delicate way. It is definitely smooth with some honey flavor on the back end. I definitely think this tea is overpriced by $10. I was going to say to save your money, but then something unexpected happened.
    When I was having my little taste off between these three teas. I finished the Giddapahar and I then combined the Imperial Muscatel with this tea ( Summer Gold) in my Contigo cup to go outside and start doing chores. Instead of a muddled flavor these two teas elevated each other and became almost something else entirely. I could still taste that muscatel flavor but at the same time it was a little more robust, along with being smooth and complex. This combination has now become my new favorite Darjeeling even over the Giddapahar somehow. So now the choice is yours. Save your money or go all in, for a very special blend!

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    Debra Brickson
    This tea was a huge success as a gift

    My friend is extremely discriminating about his teas. He had been testing different second flush Darjeelings and said that this far surpassed any of the others he'd tried. He said that letting it steep for 4 minutes rather than 3 greatly improved the taste. Would definitely recommend it based on his review.

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    Joanna Jaloszynski
    Steep time really matters on this one

    Bought this tea during a sale to see if it was worth the extra price. First few cups were yummy but did not knock my socks off like I would expect for the full asking price. However, then I steeped closer to 5 minutes (had been using 3, cup not preheated) and WOW! The aroma/flavor was so rich and perfectly balanced. Still not sure I would pay full price but would definitely consider it. By far the best Darjeeling I have ever tasted.

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    Peter Lawrence
    Another fantastic Darjeeling tea

    One of my favorite Darjeeling, deep color And flavor

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    Dmitry Yoffe
    Not that great

    Well, for the price I am disappointed. The tea is indeed mild and balanced, with soft taste and low astrigentsy, although the aroma is very faint, and feels more like assamy, not flowery-darjeelingy. The "currants" are not even anywhere close, neither "light Zinfandel". Not worth $35 that I paid.

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