• Darjeeling Castleton Moonlight Summer White

  • A floral-fruity elusive cup from Darjeeling

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      Straight from Darjeeling

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      Whole leaf, highest tea grade

      Pure Indian single estate tea experience

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    Freshness Journey

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

      10th - 11th June'22

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

      13th June'22

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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.

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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.

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      Ready to Ship

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    KNOW YOUR TEA

    Moonlights in the summer season is very rare. Only a few gardens in Darjeeling produce these elusive teas, so the batches are very limited. Meticulous two leaf and a bud pluck with a light roll and minimally processed, these teas are pure AV2 clonals, picked from a dedicated section at 5000 feet in the high elevations of Castleton Tea Estate in Darjeeling. We have traveled to this famed estate to sample and shortlist these rare Summer Moonlights. Incredibly smooth, floral-fruity with stone-fruity accents, this finest Indian Single Estate Tea is simply unmissable, a true connoisseurs cup!

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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 10-Jun-2022

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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-235

    the experience

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    aroma

    Lifted notes of honeysuckle, rose, hint of stone-fruits with sweet-grapey accents

    appearance

    Bright Orange

    taste

    A light-bodied, pleasantly supple cup which beams with delectable floral-fruity attributes. Subtle floral tones, redolent of honeysuckle and rose coat the palate right at the start and hum along throughout the length. Towards the middle, luscious stone-fruity accents akin to apricot intermingle with subtle honeyed accents, rendering a layer of depth and mellow texture to the liquor. Sweet-grapey tones shore up towards the end,, which lingers on making for a distinguished experience of Summer Moonlight Whites.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Best enjoyed on its own or a bowl of fresh fruits

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    dry leaf

    aroma

    Sweet; marked by notes of white chocolate, cedar and a gourmet note of mille-feuille

    appearance

    Wiry, elegantly-rolled, medium-sized, blackish leaves with a scattering of luminous, golden buds with pubescence

    infusion

    aroma

    Aromatic, reminiscent of peony blossom with notes of prunes and ripe lychee

    appearance

    Slightly open, coppery-brown leaves with some dark-green tints; some with one leaf and a bud

    steeping notes

    Water

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    5 fl oz / 150 ml

    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered

    Temperature

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    176oF -185oF / 80oC -85oC

    Get the water temperature right to the recommended temperature

    Leaves

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    3 tsp / 0.09 oz / 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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