Tea Type: Red Oolong Tea
Flush Season: Autumn Flush
Cultivar: AV2 clonal bushes
Estate: Gopaldhara Tea Estate
Temperature during manufacturing: Between 0°C-12°C
Invoice No: RT-517/22
Date of picking: November 2022
Type of plucking: Single or two leaves and a bud
Grade: FTGFOP1 Red Thunder Ruby
Elevation: 5500 – 7000 ft
Oxidation: Well oxidized
Speciality: Made from frosted leaves and clonal bushes found at the highest elevation
Gopaldhara Frosted Winter Ruby (RTD-517) – Rarest Red Oolong 2022 – Master Series
$7.87 / 50 gms paper box
This is a special Darjeeling reserved red oolong tea made from frosted leaves found at the highest elevated sections of the Gopaldhara Tea estate.The Autumn tea is produced in mid-November from AV2 clones which are very rare to find at such high peaks. Extreme cold weather conditions reach upto 0 degrees inducing special and complex flavor into the tea. The growth is very slow during this period and production is limited.
The tea leaves are blackish-red with lots of tips that brew into a bright coppery infusion and fully transparent orange liquor. The tea has an exquisite clonal flavor with a prominent Autumnal Muscatel character.The flavor is well rounded, smooth and the cleanliness in the cup is quite surprising with the absence of any harsh tones. A sweet drink with notes of ripe fruits,honey and plums. The tea has been well oxidized but still retains a prominent fruity flavor.