Darjeeling 2nd Flush Castleton SFTGFOP1 Muscatel Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Grapes, Muscatel, Oak, Wood, Floral, Mineral, Peppercorn
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Anlina
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 5 g 11 oz / 315 ml

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  • “Though knowing of Darjeeling’s grape-y flavor profile theoretically, I didn’t expect my first sip into this cup to immediately bring up the word ‘grape juice’ in my mind. Further sips reveal a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Not bad – muscatel, minerals, a touch of floral, maybe slightly peppery? With that distinctive Darjeeling note that I sometimes associate with char and sometimes with minerals. Not as grapey as...” Read full tasting note
    71
  • “I’m drinking both the 1st and 2nd flushes from Castleton this morning. 1st flush is very green and floral, 2nd flush is darker (though still not dark enough that I would feel inclined to add milk)...” Read full tasting note
    72

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A great second flush Darjeeling from Castleton tea estate; regarded as one the best estates in Darjeeling. An incredibly smooth tea with no astringency and distinct muscatel flavour.

Tasting Notes:
- Very smooth with no astringency
- Muscatel taste with slight sweetness
Origin: Castleton Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes
- Always remove the leaves from the water once the tea has brewed
- Re-use the leaves multiple times and increase steeping time with each subsequent infusion
- Best without milk

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3 Tasting Notes

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103 tasting notes

Though knowing of Darjeeling’s grape-y flavor profile theoretically, I didn’t expect my first sip into this cup to immediately bring up the word ‘grape juice’ in my mind. Further sips reveal a beautiful woody oakiness underneath the tart grape flavor.

I now see never having bothered with Darjeeling (after my first unsuccessful attempt with bagged Darjeeling) was a huge oversight in my tea existence. I can’t wait to get to know this tea better through the five different estate samples from What-Cha.

Flavors: Grapes, Muscatel, Oak, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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894 tasting notes

Not bad – muscatel, minerals, a touch of floral, maybe slightly peppery? With that distinctive Darjeeling note that I sometimes associate with char and sometimes with minerals.

Not as grapey as many Darjeelings I’ve sampled.

Flavors: Floral, Mineral, Muscatel, Peppercorn

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72
348 tasting notes

I’m drinking both the 1st and 2nd flushes from Castleton this morning. 1st flush is very green and floral, 2nd flush is darker (though still not dark enough that I would feel inclined to add milk) and has a richer, deeper flavour. I’m mostly just sitting here, sipping, thinking “ok, I guess this is that muscatel flavour I keep hearing about”. Tastes like tea. ;)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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