• Castleton Summer Muscatel Black

  • A Darjeeling cup with notes of peaches & Muscat grapes.

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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

      19th-20th July

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

      21st 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.

      22nd 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.

      22nd July

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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.

      22nd July

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      Ready to Ship

      23rd July

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    One of the most iconic gardens in Darjeeling, established in 1885, the Castleton tea estate is where the Muscatels were first made. It was our chief master taster Mr. Arun Gomden who made the first batch of these elusive teas. The Muscatels from Castleton are sought after by tea aficionados around the world. Situated at 6000 ft. and plucked from a designated section of the estate, this tea is made only during summer flush. Located just an hour and a half away from our facility, we have procured this rare Muscatel fresh. As you sip this medium-bodied tea, delectable notes of peaches and prunes arrive. Notes of cedar and hazelnuts circle toward the middle with accents of Muscat grapes in the end. An unforgettable experience of Indian Second Harvest 2021, a true connoisseur's delight!

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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 Afternoon

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    Picking date 19-Jul-2021

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    Best consumed Hot

    the experience

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    aroma

    Lifted notes of peach, prunes, hazelnuts along with muted Muscat-grapey accents

    appearance

    Light Amber

    taste

    A medium-bodied, pleasantly supple cup which opens on a delicious register of peach and prunes. These flavors become prominent as you make your way through the cup interrupted by exquisite notes of cedar and hazelnuts around the edges; rendering a vivacious intensity to the cup. Muted undertones of Muscat grapes come through towards the finish which lingers on, making for a sublime experience of Summer Muscatels from this iconic plantation.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Semi-hard cheeses, pancakes, croissant, waffles and savory pies

    dryleaves

    dry leaf

    aroma

    Toasted nuts, caramel, biscotti with a gourmet heart of roasted mirabelle plum and stone-fruity nuances

    appearance

    Tightly rolled, short, blackish leaves interspersed with some open, brown leaf cuttings

    infusion

    aroma

    Wet vegetation, woody, hint musky along with subtle amber-like intonations

    appearance

    Short, mix of light and dark coppery leaves with tints of matte-green

    steeping notes

    Water

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    180 ml

    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered

    Temperature

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    85oC -90oC

    Get the water temperature right to the recommended temperature

    Leaves

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    2 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

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    Sugar

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    Honey

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