Giddapahar Classic Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 80/2022)

A delightfully mellow and rounded black tea with soothing floral and fruity notes from a heritage family-owned tea estate in Darjeeling.
3.53 oz | 50 Cups
14.05 oz | 200 Cups
About the Tea
Date of Picking/Harvest - 8th June 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 80
Summer / Second Flush
Medium Caffeine
About the Giddapahar Estate
Giddapahar literally means, Eagle's Craig - a rock formation that overlooks the heritage tea estate that has been consistently making fine teas for generations.
Darjeeling, India
4,500 ft.
Tasting Notes
Appearance - Dark tan, well-rolled and stylish leaves with a hint of shiny tips
Aroma - Crisp and sweet aroma with a prominent hue of cedar and pine, layered with light notes of dried prunes
Taste - Mid-bodied and mellow golden cup, with a nice astringency that is brisk but not bitter, with distinct notes of tropical fruits around the edges complimenting the sweet aroma of orchids, and finishing off with pleasing notes of toasted pine
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


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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

Know you Tea Better.

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?
Second Flush teas from Darjeeling are highly sought after by connoisseurs for their signature fruity flavours and rich cups. It is also during the Second Flush that the elusive and exclusive MUSCATEL teas are produced at select tea estates for a short period of about two weeks.
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.
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
Edward Broderick
A Perfect Darjeeling

It's unbelievable that this tea is $12.99. This is as great a Darjeeling as I've ever had, and I've been drinking single-estate Darjeeling for thirty years. The flavor is so crisp, so complex, so perfectly well-rounded. Among the best I've ever had.

Double dipping

I can even get a second cup by reinfusing my leaves!

Very nice cup with a distinct flavor

I recommend to give this tea a try. While it is not the most sophisticated first flush, it has an interesting, distinct flavor which is more on the anstringent and even slightly spicy side. It clearly has more character than many other greenish first flush Darjeelings. The tea also produces a very solid second brew.

patricia mahoney-zaehe
Amazing as always

It is hard to buy Darjeeling tea where we live so having the selection form Vahdam online is great.
I think the selection of Darjeeling at Vahdam is better than both Harrods and Fortnum and Mason now.
This tea light and fragrant and refreshing

Baijnath Saw
Breath of fresh tea.

Well preserved aroma and flavor of fresh tea after long time.Looking forward to keep getting teas from Vahdam.

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