Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea - VAHDAM® USA
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Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2021)

50 Cups

An extravagant spring tea with fragrant notes of citrus blossoms and a hint of sweetness of honey.

"This invoice has been booked in advance on a forward basis. As an agricultural product, the quality will depend on climatic conditions. The images used here are for indicative purposes only, and the final tea may vary from these images."

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    Tasting Notes

    The fresh buds of the heritage Chinary bushes have just been awakened with gentle showers. And that can only mean one thing - exquisite First Flush teas from Castleton are on the way! VAHDAM brings you the choicest First Flush teas from this fabled tea estate. Picked from the best Chinary bushes, Invoice No. 3 teas are made with 100% fresh leaves and buds that give this gleaming fresh tea a sweet and light liquoring cup, With a distinctive floral ‘nose’ and subtle undertones of citrus fruits. Savour one of the most prized teas in the world!

    Sweetness
    Medium
    Caffeine
    High
    Time of Day
    Evening
    Benefits
    Stress Relief

    Make the Perfect Cup

    7Oz/ 200ml at 90-100 °C

    Steep 3-5 mins.

    Any sweetener of your choice

    Ingredients for getting after it.

    Black Tea

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    • “VAHDAM Teas is massively disrupting the supply chain."

    • 30,000+ Reviews

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    • "VAHDAM gets shipped to over 100 countries and raised $17 million."

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    Ellen DeGeneres

    The Ellen Show

    "I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love with a wonderful chai! Or three, to be exact: Spiced Oolong, Ginger, and Sweet Cinnamon, shipped directly from India."

    Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah’s Favorite Things 2018 & 2019

    "If you know me, you know how much I love good tea! Find your tea, dahhlings!"

    Mariah Carey

    American singer-songwriter

    "Black, green, herbal, or masala? Suit someone's fancy with these boxed sets of farmer-direct Indian blends."

    Martha Stewart

    American businesswoman

    "It's such a nice gift for you and your friend."

    Wendy Williams

    American television host

    "There are three things I'm obsessed with, fresh and pure ingredients, sustainability and giving back to the world... Vahdam combines all three, making them a true gift of heaven."

    Sahara Rose

    Ayurvedic Author and Podcast Creator

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    What is the shelf life of products?

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

    Where are your Teas from?

    We source our teas from over 150 renowned 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 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.

    Our aim is to give back to the places and people that make VAHDAM® India who we are. Ensuring an educated and enlightened future for the children of our tea workers is just our way of keeping up that intention. 

    And that is why, 1% of our revenue is directed towards the education of our farmers’ children in India.


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    It's time for a better way to drink tea. VAHDAM® is also a Climate Neutral & Plastic Neutral certified brand. We measure our plastic & carbon footprint every year. We then offset it via our investments in plastic recycling, renewable energy & energy efficiency initiatives in India, respectively. 

    Customer Reviews

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    Fine cuppa

    I wasn't wowed by this tea, but I do find it quite satisfying.

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    S.R.
    Perfect breakfast tea

    Our favorite tea. Every morning

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    N.S.
    Completely satisfied!!!

    I am completely pleased with the product. Have been used to sipping morning and evening Darjeeling/Kurseong first and second flush teas, specially from Castleton and Makaibari estates. It's great to see that these are available online. Thank you Vahdam for packaging from different estates and making it easy for the buyers.

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    A.B.
    A new favorite

    I enjoy trying new teas from Vahdam and know I won’t be disappointed. This was no exception! I make a pot in morning and often again n afternoon. A mild but flavorful tea!

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    O.
    Delicious Tea

    Our family is quite picky about our teas - some consider tea that is not first flush finest tippy Golden undrinkable. We bought a small amount of Vahdam Darjeeling to try about 2 years ago, and have been regularly placing orders since. The company is obviously run by people that love and understand tea. There is an interesting information about the tea provided in each box, with a profile of the head of the firm, Bala Sarda - a young founder who has seen that Vahdam goes to lengths to ensure you enjoy your tea - there are brewing suggestions, a lovely label and storage bag for you to transfer your tea from the vacuum sealed package that your tea comes in. We have received a few packages where the package has lost it�s �vacuum� compression, but seal was intact and the flavor of the tea was not affected. As Amazon customers we are suspicious of inflated reviews motivated by the promise of freebies & discounts. However, as repeat Vahdam customers we have found over the course of two years that the shipment, presentation and, most importantly, flavor of the purchased tea to be excellent. Keep up the good work!

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    Castleton Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2021)

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