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Glenburn King Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

A spring chinary tea from Darjeeling’s Glenburn estate with delectable brisk citrus green flavors.
1.76oz . 50gm . 20+ Cups $25.00
1.76oz . 50gm . 20+ Cups $25.00

$25.00

1.76oz . 50gm . 20+ 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.
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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".

SFTGFOP1

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.

9th March, 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.

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Tasting Notes A classic first flush chinary tea with brisk, citrus-green flavors. The flavors of this chinary spring tea are quite exquisite.They taste brisk and bright – classic spring flush Darjeeling attributes – but feel clean and easy on the palate. For admirers of classic Darjeeling, this tea will do the trick.
Preperation Instructions
  • Water
  • CO2 Filtered Water
  • Temperature
  • 90-100 Degrees C
  • Serving
  • 0.176 oz | 2 gm
  • Steep Time
  • 3-5 min
Glenburn Tea Estate A quintessentially scenic tea plantation situated in Darjeeling, The Glenburn Tea Estate sits atop a hill at 1000 metres above sea level and overlooks the mighty Himalayan peak of Kanchenjunga. Established by a Scottish Tea company in the year 1859, the estate was eventually passed down to the Prakash Family, one of the pioneering tea-planting families in India. Spread over a sprawling 750 hectares, with just over a third of its area under cultivation, the estate is known to produce some of the most premium quality Darjeeling flushes. In addition to this, Glenburn is also known for its specialty teas like Silver Needle, White Peony, and Oolong Moonshine that are famous all over the world. With a limited annual production of 1,25,000 kgs, Glenburn truly holds the reputation of offering the “Champagne of Indian Teas” across the globe.

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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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P.F.

lightning quick delivery of fresh and delicious tea from India

Hi Paul, 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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S.B.

Glenburn King Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

Hi Sanjib Bose 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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H.S.
Delicate and flavorful

As I drink a pot of tea every morning, I reserve some of the more expensive teas for weekends in order to be able to really enjoy them properly. The Glenbury King is a very delicate tea with a subtle fragrance the last from the first to the last cup.

Hi HJ Sievert 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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T.
Delicate flowery flavor

Among all the 2018 first flush teas from Darjeeling I have tasted so far, this one caught my attention. Many gardens in Darjeeling now use the "German method" (hard withering, light oxidization) for making their first flushs. As a result quite a few of those teas have a non-distinct, grassy-vegetal flavor. This tea sticks out with a beautifully flowery aroma and lingering finish. Having visited Glenburn a few years ago (paradise on earth!), I am very happy to see that the garden now produces high quality teas. Well done!

Hi Teaologist 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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C.L.
smooth and sweet tea at reasonable price

I found that the tea worth $20~30 indeed tastes better and richer than tea worth $10~20. Thanks to the discount offered by Vahdam, I was able to taste tea of higher class. Highly recommended!

Hi Chung Kang Lee 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.