Darjeeling Castleton First Flush 2017

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


  • Darjeeling Castleton First Flush 2017 is flowery, fragrant and elegant.
  • Castleton is one of the most famous Darjeeling gardens.
  • It was established on the foothills between Darjeeling and Siliguri by Dr Charles Graham in 1885.
  • Available in three sizes: 60g, 125g and 250g packets or our own caddies with hinged lids.


Darjeeling Castleton First Flush 2017: from one of the most famous Darjeeling gardens

Darjeeling Castleton First Flush 2017 is from the Castleton garden established on the foothills between Darjeeling and Siliguri by Dr Charles Graham in 1885. In 1996 it became the first Indian tea garden to be awarded the ISO 9002 certificate of quality. This renown new season Darjeeling Castleton first flush 2017 has a neat green leaf with a little tip evident. It is flowery, fragrant and elegant with a full, distinct muscatel character, attractive briskness and a long finish. Infuse one teaspoon per cup with freshly drawn, boiling water for three minutes. Drink without milk.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

  • This is a carefully sourced tea chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour.
  • Loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse.
  • The tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known.
  • A little patience is required when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup.

Which size to choose

  • There are several packing options: 60grams, 125grams and 250grams – the standard being of 125 grams in a packet.
  • You can select packets or a tin caddy with hinged lid which can be selected from the drop-down options.
  • Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea.

How to look after this tea

  • Store the tea with care: ensure it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas.
  • Our standard best-before is one year.

Delivery options

  • Our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option.
  • Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
  • 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, 250 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram tin, 60 gram packet, 60 gram tin

9 reviews for Darjeeling Castleton First Flush 2017

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris (verified owner)

    What a treat, each cup allows you to discover a new flavour and nuance.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ken Blackwood (verified owner)

    This Castleton First Flush 2017 does not disappoint.It is fruitfully delicate yet light and refreshing. First class.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    jonathan.rippon.02 (verified owner)

    My first First Flush purchase and I’m very happy indeed. Gorgeous tea.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Christopher Ward (verified owner)

    Product: Delicate flavour for special occasions
    Service: Always amazed and delighted at being able to order top class teas that are delivered so fast to my doorstep.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Storer (verified owner)

    Service: Site is pretty user friendly,
    Shipping was swift.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Parkin (verified owner)

    Service: Good

  7. Rated 4 out of 5


    Lovely with a drip of milk
    Enjoying every cup

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    The famous Darjeeling, first flush
    Lovely with a drip of milk

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Blair

    Enjoying every cup
    A silky smooth tea with a 2 stage taste sensation

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