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Castleton Darjeeling 1st Flush White Tea

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Harvest month: April 2018

Type: White 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.

One of two Castleton offerings from our First Flush sourcing, this high grade white tea is testament to the estate’s constant pursuit of quality.

Suggested steeping

2.5 gms per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 2-3 mins at 185 F/85 C.

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

Appearance, aroma, and taste

Clear, pale yellow liquor, with a fruity aroma, and a light texture with no astringency. 

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