• Darjeeling Ruby

  • A Darjeeling cup with floral notes & fresh-fruity flavors.

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      Straight from Darjeeling

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      Whole leaf, highest tea grade

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    Freshness Journey

    Our Unique & Transparent procurement process, from leaf to cup
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      Period of Manufacture

      12th-14th August

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      Blended at Teabox
      Within 24 hours of manufacture at the estate we receive our teas.

      16th August

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      Sorted & Cleaned
      We sort the tea according to its grade, to ensure only whole leaves are sent to you, not the fannings and dust.

      17th August

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      Vacuum Packed
      We vacuum pack to preserve the freshness of your teas from its 4 enemies - Light, heat, moisture and oxygen.

      17th August

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      Stored @ -5°c
      Teabox is the only brand to have a cold chain processing facility in Darjeeling, that allows teas to be stored at -5°C (at 3-4% moisture levels) to preserve and enhance the shelf life.

      17th August

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      Ready to Ship

      18th August

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    An unparallel experience fresh from the misty mountains, the Darjeeling Ruby is a true treasure of flavors and texture. Medium rolled, two leaf and a bud pluck are processed to create an unmatched experience of taste that originates singularly from the terroir of Darjeeling. The brisk cup of summer clonal picked from an average elevation of 5000 ft, is replete with fragrant floral notes of peony blossoms and honeysuckle. The palate is suffused with a distinct texture with accents of candied orange and cantaloupe adding luscious variety to the cup. With a captivating finish of grapes and pink meringue, each sip of this exquisite tea is imbibed with seasonal magic.

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    Season The season of teas picked between the four flushes(harvests) of the year Second Flush

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    Specialty Represents the cultivar of the tea plant Clonal

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    Caffeine The amount of caffeine this tea contains Medium

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    Time Of Day Recommended time to savor for the best tea experience Anytime

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    Best consumed Hot

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    Grade FTGFOP1 - Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One.Long,twisted and fairly tippy although less wiry when compared to SFTGFOP. FTGFOP1

    the experience

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    aroma

    Fragrant; redolent of peony blossom, honeysuckle along with notes of candied orange, cantaloupe and hint of scented wood

    appearance

    Bright Orange

    taste

    A light-bodied, brisk cup which opens with a delicate, sweet-floral texture; reminiscent of peony blossom and honeysuckle which hum along throughout the length and renders a distinct texture to the liquor. Delectable accents of candied orange joined with mellow tones of cantaloupe is discernible towards the middle, adding more variety to an otherwise floral experience. Subtle grapey notes come through towards the finish, which however subside to finish on magnificent notes of pink meringue, making for a captivating experience of Summer Clonals from the verdant hills of Darjeeling. The second steep recommended at 3 mins feels mellow and resonates with delicious, fresh-fruity flavors.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Best enjoyed on its own or Caprese salad, vanilla cake, pancakes or with a bowl of fresh fruit

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    dry leaf

    aroma

    Sweet, marked by notes of vanilla, cashew, hint of stone-fruits and a gourmet heart of mille-feuille

    appearance

    Long, lightly-rolled, blackish leaves with a scattering of young, creamy-golden buds and some open, brown leaves

    infusion

    aroma

    Aromatic; reminiscent of rose, amaryllis interlaced with hints of vine peach and subtle balmy intonations

    appearance

    Broad-sized, open, long, dark-coppery leaves interlaced with matte-green tints; some with two leaves and a bud

    steeping notes

    Water

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    6 fl oz / 180 ml

    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered

    Temperature

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    185oF -194oF / 85oC -90oC

    Get the water temperature right to the recommended temperature

    Leaves

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    3 tsp / 0.09 oz / 2.5 g

    Use the suggested quantity above with the approximate water

    Time

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    5 mins

    Infuse the leaves for a recommended time

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    Drink Plain

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    CRAFTED BY TEA MASTERS

    with 65+ years of collective experience

    Stringent Quality Checked

    Our teas goes through rigorous 8-step quality checklist to get the final approval

    Nurtured at every step

    Keeping the 4 enemies of Tea at bay - Light, Moisture, Heat & Oxygen

    Nothing but the finest cup

    This tea comes after tasting 85+ samples, by our Master Tasters.

    THE 4 'S' OF TEA EXPERIENCE

    Smell

    The mesmerizing aroma of the dry leaf is one that can’t be missed. Just take a whiff and be transported to a whole new level

    Steep

    Never boil your tea. Make your tea with comfort. Let it infuse at its own speed. Play some music, water your plants, or knock off two pages from the book while your cup steeps.

    Sip

    Feel every accent. Taste every note. A journey into the firework of taste and texture of the cup!

    Savor

    Tea is your moment of PAUSE. It’s a break from the world of chaos. Savor the experience, it’s your me time.

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