Tea type : Lightly Oxidized First Flush Tea.
Flush : First Flush
Cultivar : AV2
Estate : Gopaldhara Tea Estate
Invoice no : RT-25/23
Date of picking : March 2023
Grade : FTGFOP1 Clonal Wonder Tea
Elevation : 5500 – 7000 feet
Oxidation : Lightly oxidized post rolling
Speciality : Complex clean fruity flavour
Gopaldhara (RTD-32) Maharani of Darjeeling – First Flush 2023 – Royal Series
Retail price: $6.55 / 50 gms paper box
300 grams Paper Box Shipping Charges will be lower than other combos
The name itself signifies queen of all teas, the best Darjeeling First Flush tea from Gopaldhara Tea Estate which stretches up to 7000 Ft. The pluckers are very careful while plucking the leaves and make sure only the best shoots with prominent buds are plucked. The leaves are mostly comprised of a single or two whole leaves and a bud. The leaves undergo a mild oxidation process to ensure all the exquisite flavors are prominently present. Then they are gently rolled which helps them in opening up by the pot when brewed. The dry leaves look greenish with lots of tips which gives a smooth and perfectly balanced cup. The texture is light yellow and bright amber cup liquor which will remind you of the freshness of Darjeeling hills. With each sip, you can immediately feel the fruity and sweet clean flavor. The tea is smooth with no astringency and has a taste of very mature and fruity tea.
The top elevation of Gopaldhara which stretches from 5500 to 7000 FT is planted with the best quality clones. Also, the bushes are fresh as they have just come out of hibernation from the prolonged winter of almost 4 months from December to March. During the first flush also known as spring flush, we have 100% growing shoots and get excellent buds with either a single leaf or two leaves and a bud. The flavor is prominent as the weather is also very dry and cool which ensures very slow growth.
Best Darjeeling first flush teas are known to be slightly oxidized. This tea is also made in the same way but it is sufficiently oxidized to ensure that all the exquisite flavors are prominently present. That Fresh Feeling of Darjeeling Tea is naturally available.
The plucking is of such fine quality that the tea only needs to be hand sorted and the machines used to make the tea are significantly less. It is a true delight and one of our First Flush Darjeeling tea.