Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

A classic tea from one of a revered estate and this tea never fails to impress. A bright tasting, full-bodied tea that is as satiating as it gets. The clean notes of citrus and sweet greens dominate the top of the palate as the brisk tea fills the sense with wonder. From citrus blossom, fresh nuts and apricot jam in the subtle notes to ripe stone fruits and a gentle floral undertone all merged into a consistent green profile. The tea washes down on a light note of watermelon that doesn't linger. The tea is not too sweet in itself, like dried figs. Given the sensory delight that this tea is, it is best taken by itself to start or finish a day. 
3.53oz | 100gm $28.00
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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 i
    Black Tea

  • Estate i
    Castleton Tea Estate

  • Grade i
    FTGFOP1

  • Origin i
    Darjeeling, India

  • Invoice i
    DJ-13

  • Caffeine i
    Low

  • Flush/Season i
    First/Spring

  • Date of Picking i
    09th April, 2017

  • Specialty i
    Single Estate


Castleton Tea Estate 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.