• Halmari Summer Black

  • An assam cup with notes of yellow raisins & floral accents.

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    Freshness Journey

    Our Unique & Transparent procurement process, from leaf to cup
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      Picked & Processed

      12th-13th August

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      Arrived 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.

      16th 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.

      16th 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.

      16th August

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      Ready to Ship

      18th August

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    Situated on the verdant plains of Upper Assam, the gardens of Halmari with a legacy of over 100 years are held in high regard for producing exquisite summer teas. Spread across 534 hectares of land, the brilliance of the Orthodox teas produced from this estate is unmatched in flavor and quality, ranking it among the best nine of the world. The 2021 summer harvest of Halmari has yielded a medium-bodied, mellow cup with delectable notes of malt and date palm. Mesial notes of yellow raisins accompanied with hints of cocoa elevate the palate with a lively intensity. Muted floral accents persist as a sweet aftertaste, reminiscent of a late summer afternoon, creating an unforgettable second flush experience with this distinguished Indian Harvest, 2021!

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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 Assamica

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    Caffeine The amount of caffeine this tea contains High

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

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    Picking date 12-Aug-2021

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    Best consumed Hot

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    Grade TGFOP1 - Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One.Long, twisted and full of tips although less wiry when compared to FTGFOP1. TGFOP1

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    Invoice Unique Reference Number For this Batch OR-499

    the experience

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    aroma

    Lifted notes of malt, dates, yellow raisins along with muted floral accents

    appearance

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    taste

    A medium-bodied, mellow cup which beams with pronounced notes of malt and date palm. These flavors coat the palate right from the start and hum along throughout the length of the liquor. Luscious tones of yellow raisins joined with subtle hints of cocoa are discernible around the edges and towards the back, rendering a distinct sweet and lively intensity to the cup. Muted floral accents shore up towards the finish which however ebb to finish on subtle sweet aftertaste, making for a distinguished experience of Assam Summer Black this season.

    COMPLEMENTS

    A hearty breakfast spread of buttered toast, scrambled eggs, sablés, puff pastry and fresh fruits

    dryleaves

    dry leaf

    aroma

    Malt, cashew, hint of cocoa, cedar along with a gourmet heart of frangipane

    appearance

    Well-twisted, evenly sized, blackish leaves with a scattering of ample golden tips

    infusion

    aroma

    Sweet, reminiscent of malt, dates, ripened tree fruit with muted honeyed undertones

    appearance

    Short, bright-coppery leaves; some with stems detached

    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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    1.5 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

    condiments

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    Lemon

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    Drink Plain

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    Sugar

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    Honey

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    Milk

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    To enhance your tea-drinking experience

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    Where this tea comes from

    HALMARI

    TEA ESTATE

    Assam, India

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    Located about 846.3 km from our facility

    Point A-Halmari Tea Estate
    Point B - Teabox

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    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

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