• Makaibari Summer Clonal Black

  • A Darjeeling cup with notes of muskmelon & honeysuckle.

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    Freshness Journey

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

      6th - 7th July

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

      8th July

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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.

      8th July

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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.

      8th July

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      Ready to Ship

      9th July

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    The world's first tea factory, established in 1859, Makaibari is one of the oldest tea gardens in India. Located in Kurseong, it is the only tea garden in Darjeeling owned by an Indian family throughout from its inception with no British connections. We have traveled and sampled their exquisite clonal cups of summer 2021 that are rare to find this season. This cup is immensely smooth. As you sip, soft floral notes of honeysuckle and amaryllis envelop the palate right at the start. Muskmelon with notes of grapes envelops the palate towards the middle. The aftertaste is of honey, a sublime experience of Indian Summer 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 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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    Picking date 6-Jul-2021

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    Best consumed Hot

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    Grade FTGFOP1S - Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One (Special).Long, well-twisted and tippy teas, made from the finest two leaves and a bud. FTGFOP1S

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    Invoice Unique Reference Number For this Batch DJ-141

    the experience

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    aroma

    Marked by notes of honeysuckle, amaryllis followed by tropical fruity and grape-like nuances

    appearance

    Apricot-Orange

    taste

    A medium-bodied, pleasantly brisk cup which feels ample in the mouth and has a distinct character to it. Sweet, floral notes similar to honeysuckle and amaryllis envelop the palate right at the start and gradually grow into prominence. Luscious flavors of muskmelon interlaced with delectable notes of grapes is discernible around the edges and towards the back, rendering a layer of depth and vivacious intensity to the cup. A soft honeyed sweetness lingers on in the aftertaste, making for a sublime Summer experience from this iconic tea estate.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Best enjoyed on it own or with a bowl of fresh fruits

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    dry leaf

    aroma

    Creamy; marked by notes of white chocolate, cashew, hints of cedar along with a gourmet heart of praline

    appearance

    Short, blackish-brown leaves interspersed with ample golden buds and some black untwisted leaves

    infusion

    aroma

    Sweet fragrance, redolent of a floral bouquet joined with mystical notes of patchouli and muted honeyed accents

    appearance

    Short, fully open, coppery-brown 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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    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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    Drink Plain

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    Sugar

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    Honey

    Best consumed

    To enhance your tea-drinking experience

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    Where this tea comes from

    MAKAIBARI

    TEA ESTATE

    Darjeeling, India

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    Located about 39.5 km from our facility

    Point A - Makaibari Tea Estate
    Point B - Teabox

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    with 65+ years of collective experience

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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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