• Oaks Spring Chinary Black

  • A brisk Darjeeling cup with notes of fresh raw fruits.

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      Straight from Darjeeling

      No middlemen. No auction houses. No exporters.

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      Whole leaf, highest tea grade

      Pure Indian single estate tea experience

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    Freshness Journey

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

      7th-8th April

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

      9th April

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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.

      9th April

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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.

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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.

      9th April

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      Ready to Ship

      10th April

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    From the beautiful green Sonada valley in Darjeeling, located at 4500 feet, the Oaks Tea Estate is one of the oldest tea plantations in Darjeeling. Known for producing good quality chinary teas, this 2021 first flush tea is a fresh and brisk black tea. Distinct raw fruity notes grow into prominence as you begin sipping this cup. The aromas of cantaloupes emerge towards the middle with lingering raw guava hints in the aftertaste. A memorable experience of first flush chinary black tea!

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

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    Specialty Represents the cultivar of the tea plant Chinary

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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 Evening

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    Picking date 7-Apr-2021

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    Best consumed Hot

    the experience

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    aroma

    Vegetal with notes of unripe tree fruit, cantaloupe and mild nutty accents

    appearance

    Light gold

    taste

    A medium-bodied, slightly brisk cup which starts with distinct raw fruity notes, which gradually grow into prominence and defines the central theme of the liquor. Delectable flavors of cantaloupe are discernible towards the middle which blends with subtle green undertones around the edges and towards the back; rendering a layer of depth and vivacious intensity to the cup. Raw guava-like accents lingers on in the aftertaste; giving a rounded feel on the palate and making for a memorable experience of Chinary black tea this Spring.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Fritters, cheese-based salads, steamed seafood and tropical fruits

    dryleaves

    dry leaf

    aroma

    Fresh nuts, ferns, amber-like with a gourmet score of nougat

    appearance

    Loosely rolled, medium-sized blackish-green leaves interspersed with olive-green leaf cuttings and some bold blackish leaf

    infusion

    aroma

    Light vegetal, wet earth, tree bark with hints of citrus

    appearance

    Short, fully open, mix of emerald and dark-green leaves; some with stems detached

    steeping notes

    Water

    steeping
    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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    2 tsp / 0.09 oz / 2.5 g

    Use the suggested quantity above with the approximate water

    Time

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    4 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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    To enhance your tea-drinking experience

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