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Goomtee Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

This spring tea is a connoisseur’s delight with brisk and mellow flavors and a delicate finish.
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $24.99
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $24.99

$24.99

3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ 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 growing 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".

FTGFOP1

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.

16th March, 2019

Invoice no Tea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growing 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.

DJ 03
Tasting Notes If there’s only one tea from Darjeeling you want to try, make it this one. This Goomtee spring tea is more texture than flavor. It’s brisk and smooth, crisp at the start yet mellow in the flow, full in the mouth yet delicate in the finish. At the helm, this tea is simple and unassuming but to really enjoy the interesting paradoxes, you must give it the time and attention it deserves.
Preperation Instructions
  • Water
  • CO2 Filtered Water
  • Temperature
  • 90-100 Degrees C
  • Serving
  • 0.07 oz | 2 gm
  • Steep Time
  • 3-5 min
Goomtee Tea Estate Located south of the Kurseong valley in Darjeeling district, the Goomtee Tea Estate spans over a total area of 225 hectares, out of which more than 110 hectares is under cultivation. With an average elevation of 4000 ft., the high grade chinary and clonal bushes are planted between 3000-6000 ft. The China tea bushes here produce some exotic Darjeeling second flush teas with a rich muscatel finish. A Fair Trade certified garden, it is also extends picturesque views of the surrounding area to all visitors, with its unmatched hospitality and a grand bungalow.

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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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S.P.
good job

quick, efficient good tea

Hi Scott Perez 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.
Delightful

The Goomtee first flush s a delicious darjeeling tea. It is lighter than second flush. I ignore the usual instructions and don't let it steep fro several minutes. That results in an overly astringent brew for me. Instead I let it steep in a one cup pot for about 30 seconds and then pour it off, and then re-steep the leaves at least once more, possibly twice. As is typical for darjeeling teas this is only partly fermented and the leaves retain a distinctly greenish hue.

Hi Trziste 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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A.
Great afternoon tea

Light, buttery and mellow. Very nice tea, I will certainly buy it again.

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S.
Хороший утренний чай урожая 2018 года

Много лет я покупаю лучшие сорта чая в разных странах. Я покупал в Гонконге, Японии, Китае, но сегодня мне больше всего нравятся сорта чая Дарджилинг из Индии. Я люблю покупать чай в этой компании и все меньше и меньше покупаю чай в Гонконге, Китае и Японии. Vahdamteas - осуществляет честную торговлю чаем и всегда думает об интересах клиентов, поэтому я буду покупать чай только в этой индийской компании, С 2014 по 2018 год я сделал в этой компании 17 заказов и все были выполнены на отлично!
Goomtee Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea 2018 года - хороший утренний чай со средним содержанием кофеина. Здесь справедливо написано - этот чай прост и непритязателен, но для того, чтобы действительно наслаждаться интересными парадоксами, вы должны дать ему время и внимание, которых он заслуживает. Рекомендую для покупки любителям первого сбора Дарджилинг, для утреннего чаепития, когда можно позволить себе чуть больше кофеина. Пейте чаи первого сбора и живите долго и счастливо!

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K.K.
Complex Floral Scent Lovely Taste

Very nice complex floral scent - with hints of fruit. Taste of fruit (orange?), woody notes and nuts. With a nice brisk finish. I prefer it when brewed on the cooler 90C for 3 minutes. A lovely first flush.