Castleton Moonlight Darjeeling First Flush White Tea

Castleton Moonlight Darjeeling First Flush White Tea

A succulent, rich & delightfully floral white tea from Castleton. This exclusive limited quanitity tea, manufactured from superior AV2 Clonal bushes and plucked just before sunrise, is Darjeeling at its finest. Characteristic of majestic silver tips covering the entire appearance of the tea, the dry leaf prepares a bright golden liquoring cuppa.  The tea offers sugary sweet notes of fresh orchards right from the dry leaf till the brewed cup. The flavour is characteristic of honeysuckle and lily with pronounced floral notes. One of the finest teas from our entire catalogue. A unique splendid Darjeeling which can be brewed multiple times over.

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.
Know your Tea Click on i to read more

  • Tea Type i
    White Tea

  • Estate i
    Castleton

  • Grade i
    FTGFOP1

  • Origin i
    Darjeeling, India

  • Invoice i
    EX-05

  • Caffeine i
    Medium

  • Flush/Season i
    First/Spring

  • Date of Picking i
    26th March, 2016

  • Specialty i
    Single Estate


Castleton Located in the town of Kurseong in Darjeeling district, Castleton is an iconic tea estate in Darjeeling with a history going back to 1885 when it was established by the Englishman Mr. Charles Graham. The China bushes at the estate produces some very fine first and second flush teas with an abundance of the natural muscatel flavor. The planted area of the estate is approximately 170 hectares with an elevation ranging from 980 to 2300 metres.