Gopaldhara Frosted Winter Ruby – Rarest Red Oolong 2020

 615.00 / 50 gms paper box

This is a special Darjeeling reserved red oolong tea made from the frosted leaves at the highest elevated sections of the garden. This Autumn tea produced from frosted leaves from the best clone of Darjeeling also known as AV2. It is a rare special as not many bushes of AV2 can be found at these high peaks. Extreme cold weather conditions which at night can touch 0 degrees at the high elevations of Gopaldhara induces special and complex flavor into the tea. The appearance of the tea is a blackish-red leaf with lots of tips that brews into a bright orange cup liquor having a rich dense flavor. The flavor is very well rounded and smooth and the cleanliness in the cup is quite surprising with the absence of any harsh tones. It is very sweet to drink and has the taste of ripe fruits and honey and plums.

The autumn tea has been produced in mid-November when the temperature starts approaching zero degrees in the night which leads to the leaves getting frosted in the night. The growth is very slow in the period and it is a very limited production.  It has been produced from very fine single leaf and buds, and are plucked from the highest elevations which stretch from 5500 to 7000 FT. It has been well oxidized but you still get the prominent fruity flavor.

The appearance of the tea is a blackish reddish leaf with lots of tips. It brews into a bright coppery infusion and fully transparent orange liquor. The tea has an exquisite clonal flavor with a prominent Autumnal Muscatel character.