• Darjeeling Castleton Summer Muscatel Black (Private Reserve)

  • An exclusive Darjeeling with notes of muscat grape & plums

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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

      22nd-23rd June'22

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

      24th June'22

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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.

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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.

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      Ready to Ship

      25th June'22

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    Established in 1885, the Castleton tea estate is famed for producing the elusive Muscatels. Our Chief Master Taster, Mr. Arun K. Gomden created the very first batch of these prized and rare teas. Handpicked from an altitude of 4500 ft, each sip of this exquisite cup beams with notes of Muscat grapes & peaches. A true summer triumph, savor this exclusive Second Flush!

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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 Muscatel

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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 22-Jun-2022

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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

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    Invoice Unique Reference Number For this Batch DJ-204

    the experience

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    aroma

    Pronounced notes of Muscat grapes, plum, cedar and hint of berries

    appearance

    Bright Amber

    taste

    A medium-bodied, lively cup which beams with delectable fruity attributes. It starts out with a distinct note of Muscat grapes interlaced with exquisite flavors of plum which envelop the palate and reverberate throughout the length of the cup. Muted tones of cedar complemented by notes of chestnuts shore up towards the middle; rendering greater depth and variety to the liquor. Tart-fruity undertones akin to black currants come through the finish which lingers on; making for a superlative Muscatel experience this summer.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Semi-hard cheeses, pasta, Greek salad, pancakes, croissant and savory pies

    dryleaves

    dry leaf

    aroma

    Toasted nuts, carob, hint of caramel with a gourmet heart of marzipan

    appearance

    Tightly rolled, blackish-brown leaves with some golden buds and open, brown leaves

    infusion

    aroma

    Marked by notes of vine peach, red berries with muted musky accents

    appearance

    Short, mix of bright coppery and dark brown leaves

    steeping notes

    Water

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    5 fl oz / 150 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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    5 mins

    Infuse the leaves for a recommended time

    condiments

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    Drink Plain

    Best consumed

    To enhance your tea-drinking experience

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    Where this tea comes from

    CASTLETON

    TEA ESTATE

    Darjeeling, India

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    Located about 42 km from our facility

    Point A- Castleton Tea Estate
    Point B - Teabox

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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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