Sardar's Gold First Flush Darjeeling Single Estate Loose Leaf Tea


Item No. MSTR356386
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A shimmering golden Darjeeling plucked early in Spring from the high altitude fields of the Phoobsering Tea Garden. A rare and delicate flavour, Sardar’s Gold features a delightful, light bodied mix of fresh floral notes and fragrant sweetness rarely seen in black tea.

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  • Full Description

    Only produced in small batches, Sardar’s Gold is an SFTGFOP1 (Superior, Fine, Tippy, Golden, Flowery Orange, Pekoe, grade 1), the highest grade of Darjeeling First Flush tea available to tea drinkers. Sardar’s Gold is that little bit of smooth paradise we all need now and again, a rare and delicate tea that promises superior quality with a unique flavour.

    Picked and processed 1500 meters above sea level, this mountainous tea is raised on the Phoobsering Tea Estate, which Mr Umesh Rakhecha manages, bringing his own unique experience to every harvest. The processing method used to produce Sardar’s Gold uses the latest tea manufacturing methods blended with the knowledge and skill passed down through generations of experience.

    • Origin: India

    • Tea type: Black

    • Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 3g per cup): 50g  = 16 cups 

    • Brewing temperature: 85°C

    • Brewing time: 3 - 5 minutes

    • Production dates: 29.03.2022

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR356386

    Weight: 50g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

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Black Tea

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Light, floral and fragrant


Medium (37mg per cup)

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Sardar’s Gold has been given the unique number of 293 because it was picked on the 29th of March. Such a delicate and specialised tea requires a tremendous amount of skill to produce. Sardar’s Gold is a 1st Flush Darjeeling from The Phoobsering Teas Garden, where every step is carried out with the utmost care and passion. From picking to processing the tea, every stage is just as important as the next. So, the 29th of March is not just a date; it’s the day this tea began its journey to your cup; it is the start of a story filled with love, care, and flavour.  


Tea plantations were first introduced to India by the British in the 19th century, after Robert Fortune stole Chinese tea cuttings to plant in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling. Today Indian tea is some of the most famous in the world: it's also home to Assam tea, found growing wild there by the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce.

Store in a sealed jar or tin, such as our Fill-Me-Up Tea Caddies.

How to Make

1 tsp loose tea

200ml water

  1. Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
  2. Pour in 200ml water per cup heated to 85 degrees
  3. Wait for 3-5 minutes
  4. Remove infuser and enjoy
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2 tsp loose tea

100ml freshly boiled water


Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)

  1. Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
  2. Pour over freshly boiled water and brew for 15 minutes. Remove the teabag/infuser
  3. Top up with plenty of ice
  4. Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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