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Giddapahar Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 43/2020)

A classic Darjeeling muscatel with delectable flavors of tart drupes and subtle woody notes.
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‚ÄčT‚Äčea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves‚Äč. ‚ÄčThe highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"‚Äč i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1‚Äč, 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. ‚Äč
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 ‚ÄčT‚Äčea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves‚Äč. ‚ÄčThe highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"‚Äč i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1‚Äč, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".

SFTGFOP1 China Muscatel

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.

8th June, 2020

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 43/2020
Tasting Notes VAHDAM is proud to bring you exclusive MUSCATEL CHINA second flush teas from Giddapahar. These are amongst the most sought after teas from the second flush period as Muscatel teas are only produced for a period of 10-12 days during the entire year. Amber golden liquor with a bright, well-rounded mellow cup, these teas have that distinct floral notes and distinctive notes similar to prime Muscat grapes.
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 Among the smallest tea estates in Darjeeling, Giddapahar makes up for size with quality. Giddapahar means Eagle’s Cliff (Gidda = Eagle and Pahar = mountain or cliff). It was started in 1881 by the Shaw family and has been in the same family for four generations. The chinese bushes with some clonal bushes are grown between 4500-5200 feet. The teas from Giddapahar are produced from the delicate leaves and buds of the chinese bushes, which create a light yellow cup with a mellow taste. But it is the exquisite and characteristic floral, fragrant flavour that makes teas from Giddapahar highly sought after by connoisseurs all over the world. VAHDAM’s TEAch Me initiative has been supporting the education of children of the tea estate workers at Giddpahar for the last few years.

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