• Samabeong Spring Black

  • A light-bodied Darjeeling cup of tropical fruity flavors.

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    Freshness Journey

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

      29th-30th April

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

      3rd May

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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.

      3rd May

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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.

      3rd May

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      Ready to Ship

      4th May

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    Samabeong tea estate is one of the highest and remotest tea gardens of Darjeeling. Situated in Kalimpong and surrounded by the dense Neora Valley forests, this estate is home to a diverse range of native and migratory Himalayan birds. Known to produce distinguished first flush cups, this tea is organically cultivated at an altitude of 6000 ft. from a section exclusively planted with young, clonal tea plants. This cup is light-bodied and smooth that starts with soft floral tones! Towards the middle, tropical fruity flavors akin to cantaloupes appear. Zesty citron with sweet notes of candied pear can be perceived towards the end, making it a remarkable cup of First flush 2021.

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    Season The season of teas picked between the four flushes(harvests) of the year First

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    Specialty Represents the cultivar of the tea plant Clonal

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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 29-Apr-2021

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    Best consumed Hot/Cold

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    Grade SFTGFOP1 – Special Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One.Representative of a superlative whole leaf tea made from the finest of leaves and buds of the plant with long, wiry twisted appearance. SFTGFOP1

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    Invoice Unique Reference Number For this Batch DJ-8

    the experience

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    aroma

    Soft floral along with tropical fruity and citrusy accents

    appearance

    Light gold

    taste

    A light-bodied, smooth cup which starts with soft floral tones, akin to peony blossom which gradually ebb to reveal buoyant tropical fruity flavors similar to cantaloupe which gradually gain prominence and defines the flavor profile of the liquor. Fleeting green tones is discernible around the edges, adding a layer of depth and vivacious intensity to the liquor. Vibrant notes of freshly zested citron interlaced with sweet textures of candied white pear can be perceived towards the end, making for a captivating finish.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Ideal on its own or with a light snack

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    dry leaf

    aroma

    Sweet; marked by gourmet score of calisson, white chocolate, nougat and hints of cedar

    appearance

    Long, elegantly rolled, mix of emerald and jade-green leaves with some silvery buds and dark green cut leaves

    infusion

    aroma

    Fresh-smelling; redolent of citrus blossom, tree bark, wet earth and hints of vine peach

    appearance

    Bright, tender, olive-green leaves; some with open, broad-sized leaf and two leaves & a bud

    steeping notes

    Water

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    6 fl oz / 180 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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    3 tsp / 0.11 oz / 3 g

    Use the suggested quantity above with the approximate water

    Time

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    4 mins

    Infuse the leaves for a recommended time

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    Drink Plain

    ice

    Ice

    Best consumed

    To enhance your tea-drinking experience

    Hot/Cold

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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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