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Castleton Darjeeling 1st Flush Oolong Tea


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Harvest month: April 2018

Type: Oolong tea

Region: Darjeeling, India

Estate: Castleton

Production: Orthodox

Grade: FTGFOP1


Castleton is one of the true icons among Darjeeling tea estates. Planted in 1885 by Dr. Charles Graham, this estate is home to mostly China bushes that grow at heights of up to 6,000 ft.

Originally named “Kumseri”, the estate was renamed Castleton after a building that resembled a castle in Kurseong that still stands intact today. This structure allegedly belonged to a money lender who gave it its grand look.

Tea sections in the estate are identified by various names, rather than numbers, a marked departure from the norm.

The second of our Castleton offerings from our First Flush sourcing, this oolong is a rare Darjeeling produce.

Suggested steeping

2.5 to 3.0 gms per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 3-5 mins at 195 F/80 C.

Vary leaf quantity, brewing time, and temperature per individual preferences.

Appearance, aroma, and taste

Amber liquor, biscuit honey aroma, and a mild, soothing taste on the palate. 

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