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Giddapahar Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea

A classic Darjeeling muscatel with delectable flavors of tart drupes and subtle woody notes.
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $19.99
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $19.99

$19.99

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.
Know your Tea

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".

SFTGFOP1

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.

25th June, 2018

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 57
Tasting Notes For a Darjeeling muscatel, this tea is quite mellow. It has an impeccable balance of complex flavors – floral, fruity, and fresh which do not overwhelm one's senses. The flavors are restrained yet balanced which makes it one of the best muscatel teas of this year! The leaves are medium-sized, tightly-rolled, broken, and russet-colored; interspersed with tips and brown leaf flakes. The infusion features mellow notes of caramel and biscotti in the attack followed by notes of toasted almonds in the release. The amber-colored liquor is largely mellow and light-bodied. It starts with crisp notes of tart drupes, accompanied by slightly woody notes in the middle. The thick, caramelized flavors punctuated by notes of cooked apples come up in the release. Although not overpowering, black currants are quite evident in the aftertaste. Discover enchanting top notes of shelled nuts and oak wood with undertones of dried fruit and tobacco.
Preperation Instructions
  • Water
  • CO2 Filtered Water
  • Temperature
  • 90-100 Degrees C
  • Serving
  • 0.07 oz | 2 gm
  • Steep Time
  • 3-5 min
Giddapahar Tea Estate The famous Giddapahar Tea Estate is located at the heart of the scenic Kurseong Valley in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. A relatively small tea garden, run by the Shaw Family, has a total area of 115 hectares, out of which 94 hectares is under cultivation. The lush, beautiful plantation is situated at an height of 4864 ft. above sea level and has a total of 178 workers, including both permanent and seasonal. The garden boasts of planting Chinary, Clonal and Assam , including the premium AV-2 and P-312 varieties of tea bushes. Owing to the low temperatures and the soil type, Giddapahar Tea Estate is known for its flavorful first flush Darjeeling teas which have a heady, invigorating aroma. The quality further peaks in the Second Flush with rich muscatel teas. The garden also produces select batches of green teas in the month of July every year which are a delectable treat.

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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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J
J.R.
This is amazing tea

This Giddapahar darjeeling became my absolute favorite after I ordered a darjeeling sampler from Vahdam. I had been drinking darjeeling teabags I was able to find in US stores but Twinings and Tazo just weren't cutting it any more. I was delighted to discover that Vahdam had such a huge selection, and even more delighted after I received my first order. It arrived promptly, the packaging was secure, and the selection was perfect.

What is is about this particular Giddapahar tea? It is a gorgeous color when brewed and the delicate flowery notes peek through a very smooth base. I really don't understand how it can taste so much better than the other summer darjeelings that were in my sampler. Is it the ground? The plants? The weather? Whatever it is- there is a difference you can taste.

Try this. You will give up your grocery store tea forever.

Hi Jennifer Raybourn 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.H.
My new favorite tea

I have been buying Vahdam teas for a little over a year now, and have tried so many fabulous teas. I am partial to second flush black teas. This tea is one of the best I have had. Definitely my new favorite.

M
M.
Love the teas

This is my 2nd time ordering teas from the company and it did not disappoint. The teas were very fresh, and delicious

T
T.J.K.
4 star

Giddapahar Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea