Darjeeling First Flush 2019 Giddapahar

(4 customer reviews)


  • Darjeeling First Flush 2019 Giddapahar . Deliciously fruity and muscatel.
  • Giddapahar is located in the the Kurseong valley.
  • Produced from century old clonal Chinese stock.
  • Owned by the fourth generation of the Shaw family.
  • The tippy, greenish leaf  is neat and well made.
  • In the cup the liquor is bright amber with a satisfyingly hay-like, fruity aroma.
  • Has a smooth, fruity muscatel taste.


Darjeeling First Flush 2019 Giddapahar : Deliciously muscatel and fruity

Established in 1881 ‘Eagles’ Mountain’ has been owned by the Shaw family for four generations. It is situated at an altitude of around 5000 ft in the Kurseong valley, three miles from Kurseong town. It uses century old China clonal tea bushes. The neat, slightly twisted, greenish leaf has a lovely floral aroma. In the cup this Darjeeling First Flush 2019 has a surprisingly rounded, fresh fruity, muscatel character with complete smoothness. Use one teaspoon per cup plus one for the pot using freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for a minute. Infuse for five minutes. Drink without milk.

Tea from Grey’s Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

Darjeeling First Flush 2019 Giddapahar has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin, 60 gram packet, 60 gram tin

4 reviews for Darjeeling First Flush 2019 Giddapahar

  1. Stephen

    Fine, classic muscatel flavours with sweet straw aromas and very dry finish with gentle astringency

  2. Frank

    Refreshing, delicate flavour. A firm favourite with breakfast. Highly recommended

  3. Mrs Neiljohnson

    Service: Service was very efficient. Sent to a hotel and I received the tea on the day as per our phone conversation. Thank you

  4. Christine

    Lovely Afternoon Tea
    A wonderful discovery

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