Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 181/2022)

A mellow, intense and distinctly Muscatel tea from the world-famous Castleton tea estate, harvested during the peak Summer season.
Rs. 1,249.00

Inclusive of all taxes

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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 28th May 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 and then delivered to your doorstep. Experience tea, as fresh as in the gardens.
    DJ 181
    FTGFOP 1
    Summer / Second Flush
    Medium Caffeine
    About Castleton Estate
    The iconic Castleton tea estate enjoys a cult-like status amongst tea connoisseurs. Located at 5,000 ft., teas from Castleton have always been prized for their signature flavour. It was in Castleton that the first Muscatel tea was made in 1985.
    Darjeeling, India
    5,000 ft
    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark-tan and coppery, with noticeable tips - stylish and well-made
    Aroma - Toasty and sweet, with an almost caramel and honeysuckle hue and subtle woody notes
    Taste - Bright and deep amber, there is a distinctly rich vibrancy in the cup that is matched with a good-body and sweet astringency on the palate, with amazingly clear notes of ripened tropical fruits at the edges, tapering off with lovely and lingerting tones of muscatel grapes.
    Steeping Instructions

    Water - 180mlUse 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


    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.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Sukanti Patra
    Awesome tea...

    My mom loved it...
    And delivery was great..
    Very well packed
    Great job.

    Hi Sukanti Patra
    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.

    Michael Hoffberger
    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.

    Adam Grimes
    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.

    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!

    Bhushan Pandit
    Strong yet subtle tea

    This is my third order of this tea, just hope the 2018 version would be equally good or better.

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    Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 181/2022)

    Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 181/2022)


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    Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 181/2022)