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Castleton Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 187/2021)

Intensely sweet and fruity Summer flush tea with decadent notes of grapes, from the birthplace of the famous muscatel teas in Darjeeling
Rs. 849.00 Sold Out

Inclusive of all taxes

  • Sourced from the finest tea estates and spice gardens Packed fresh at source in India.

  • Limited Edition Single Estate Batch

  • Packaged in an FDA & BRC A-Grade Certified Facility

  • Ships from the United States

About the Tea
Date of Picking/Harvest - 22nd June 2021
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 187
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Grade
FTGFOP1
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SEASON
Summer/Second 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, extremely stylish with a nice twist, and good content of tips
Aroma - Rich and sweet, with an overwhelming aroma of tropical fruits like mangosteen, rounded off with nutty and toasty notes
Taste - Intensely fruity and sweet, this typical Muscatel tea is full-bodied and complex, revealing delicate layers of ripe apricots amidst wafting notes of roasted nuts and Muscatel grapes
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Black Teas ?

Black Teas are fully oxidized / fermented teas with withered black leaves and a high caffeine content. Darjeeling and Assam are two of the most renowned Tea-producing regions in India, their teas revered for the delicate and bold flavor profiles, invigorating aromas, and strength. Black Teas are incredibly healthy and have abundant beneficial antioxidants that boost overall health.

What are the health benefits of Black Tea ?

Black Teas are a rich source of antioxidants called 'Polyphenols'. These help in reducing cell damage and help in boosting overall immunity. The 'flavonoids' present in Black tea boost heart health by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL), triglyceride levels etc, reduce high blood pressure. Black Tea also helps promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut and helps strengthen the body's immunity. Black tea helps also improves focus and memory. You can read of the health benefits of tea here.

What are the different types of Black Teas available on Vahdam?

We have a wide range of signature single-estate black tea blends, both Darjeeling Teas and Assam Teas , and ranging from first flush black teas, second flush black teas or muscatel balck teas, to autumnal teas as well. Along with this, we also have exclusive in-house variants like the Earl Grey Black Tea, English Breakfast Black Tea, Oakwodd smoked Black teas, Spiced Black Teas known as Chai Teas.

What is the best way to make Black Teas?

The best way to make a perfect cup of signature black tea is to get 200ml of freshly-filtered water to a boil (90-100 degrees celsius) and add 2 grams (0.07 oz) of your favorite black tea to it. Switch off the heat, cover it, and let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong you like your cup to be. Strain into a cup and sip while hot! The best time to have a cup of black tea is the morning or early evening. Since black tea has considerable caffeine (lesser than coffee) and hence should be avoided before bedtime. You can add a splash of milk to your black teas or have it plain as well. If you are wondering whether to add milk first or tea first to your cup, then you can read all about it here.

Is Black Tea rich in antioxidants?

Yes, Black Tea is the second-richest in beneficial antioxidants, after Green Tea. Read about Black Teas Vs Green Teas here. Teas from various elevations, flushes and gardens vary in their antioxidant capacity. Also, a special class of polyphenols (a type of antioxidants) called 'Theaflavins' in, that improve the functioning of blood vessels and also aid weight loss. 

What is the Shelf life on your products ?

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

Customer Reviews

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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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Good old Darjeeling tea

Good flavor of the hills captured in a pack efficiently.

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Strong Black Tea

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

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