Castleton Imperial Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea


Castleton Imperial Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

A superior black tea and most definitely one of our finest offering from 2016 harvest of the prized Darjeeling first flush.
Hand plucked just before sunrise from premium AV2 clonal bushes at the iconic Castleton tea estate, facing the snow-laden mighty Kanchenjunga peak, this tea glorifies all prime characters uniquely found in spring teas from Darjeeling.
The delicately manufactured leaves are soft and velvety with silver tips glazing the appearance along with handsome light green leaf shades. The liquor is magnificent golden with a sweet floral perfume. The flavour is deliciously smooth with rich notes of spring flowers like lily, magnolia and honeysuckle. Discover complex notes of sweet mango & peaches as the tea develops on your palate after a few rolls. The second steep is as wonderful and mellow. The long lingering finish is sensational. Harvested during the prime few days of harvest in early April, this is Darjeeling like none other.
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. ​
CaffeieneThe 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

  • Origin i
    Darjeeling, India

  • Invoice i
    DJ 21

  • Caffeine i

  • Flush/Season i

  • Date of Picking i
    1st April, 2016

  • 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.