Yatra Tea Company: Castleton First Flush Darjeeling Oolong & White (25g ea.)

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2018 Anniversary Fundraiser & Giveaway Item List

Yatra Tea Company: Castleton First Flush Darjeeling Oolong & White (25g ea.)

$16 USD $11 USD SOLD
(Actual retail value: $22 USD)
This item was generously contributed by @YatraTeaCo. 100% of proceeds go to Tea Forum.

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yatrateacompany.com wrote: 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.

APPEARANCE, AROMA, AND TASTE
  • Oolong tea: Amber liquor, biscuit honey aroma, and a mild, soothing taste on the palate.
  • White tea: Clear, pale yellow liquor, with a fruity aroma, and a light texture with no astringency.
This is an opportunity to compare two offerings from the famed Castleton estate (50g total).

https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/ca ... flush-2018
https://www.yatrateacompany.com/shop/ca ... flush-2018

Details:
  • WEIGHT: 25g each (50g total)
  • HARVEST MONTH: APRIL 2018 (First Flush)
  • TYPE: OOLONG TEA & WHITE TEA
  • REGION: DARJEELING, INDIA
  • ESTATE: CASTLETON
  • PRODUCTION: ORTHODOX
  • GRADE: FTGFOP1

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Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:32 pm

I'm claiming this one if no one has beat me to it. Looks really good!
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:14 am

Good morning, teas have been mailed! I hope you enjoy them in good health. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about either tea. Per my own experience, both these teas fare better with a higher leaf to water ratio and longer steep times than other Darjeeling teas.

If brewing Western style, I'd recommend 3 gms per 6 oz of water steeped for 3-5 mins. But of course, that's just my taste profile :)
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:10 pm

Thank you for the tips! I'll definitely try a couple different ways. :)
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