• Darjeeling Castleton Moonlight Summer White

  • A Darjeeling cup with soft floral notes & fruity accents.

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      100% Freshness guarantee

      Picked within 24 -48 hrs of plucking

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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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      At your doorstep within 2-4 days

      Ships in 24 hours. Delivers worldwide.

    Freshness Journey

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

      28th-29th July

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

      30th 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.

      30th 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.

      30th July

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      Ready to Ship

      31st July

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    This tea comes from one of the most renowned gardens of Darjeeling, earlier known as Kumseri. A building named Bank Ghar that resembled the look of a castle led to its naming as Castleton Tea Estate. A 136-year-old tea garden famed to produce exceptional Indian single estate teas, this tea is rarely produced during this season. Just one hour twenty minutes away from our facility, we have traveled to this iconic estate to sample and procure this tea fresh. An ever-elusive light, pleasant tasting experience with soft floral tones akin to honeysuckle and amaryllis greets the palate right at the start. Towards the middle, stone-fruity attributes like apricots add a sublime texture to the liquor. The aftertaste is of sweet grapes, a splendid 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 Moonlight

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    Caffeine The amount of caffeine this tea contains Low

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

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    Picking date 28-Jul-2021

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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-131

    the experience

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    aroma

    Pronounced note of honeysuckle, amaryllis, apricot with sweet-grapey undertones

    appearance

    Bright Orange

    taste

    A light-bodied, mellow and pleasantly brisk cup beaming with vibrant-fruity attributes. Soft floral tones, reminiscent of honeysuckle and amaryllis envelop the palate at the start which however gradually subside to reveal a heart resonating with luscious stone-fruity characters akin to apricots; rendering a distinct texture to the liquor. Subtle honeyed accents shore up around the edges which ebb to finish on lingering sweet-grapey tones, making for a distinguished experience of Summer Moonlight Whites from this iconic plantation.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Best enjoyed on its own or a bowl of fresh fruits

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    dry leaf

    aroma

    Light creamy; marked by notes of white chocolate,cedar, fresh walnut with a gourmet score of mille-feuille

    appearance

    Wiry, stylish, long blackish leaves with a scattering of young silvery buds with pubescence

    infusion

    aroma

    Fragrant; redolent of gardenia along with soothing undertones of patchouli and hints of vine peach

    appearance

    Open, broad-sized, coppery-brown leaves with emerald-green tinctures; some with one leaf and a bud

    steeping notes

    Water

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    180 ml

    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered

    Temperature

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    80oC -85oC

    Get the water temperature right to the recommended temperature

    Leaves

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    3 tsp / 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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