Estate: Gopaldhara Tea Estate
Cultivar: Assam cultivar
Elevation where the tea has been grown: 4000 FT
The temperature during manufacturing: Vary ranges from 18 to 30 degrees Centigrade.
Tea type: Purple tea
Flush season: Whole Year. Made in small batches.
Invoice No.: NA
Time of harvest: Whole Year. It is made in small batches.
Type of plucking: Single and Two leaves & bud
Grade: Purple Tea
Specialty: Rich in anti-oxidant
Gopaldhara Darjeeling Purple Tea 2022 – Rare & Exclusive
₹ 600.00 / 25 gms tin caddy
The Darjeeling Purple Tea is made at Gopaldhara Tea Estate which is located in Darjeeling at an elevation of 5500-7000 Ft. The plucking of the leaves is of such fine quality that the tea is mostly hand-sorted with very less machinery works involved. Only those leaves that have the prominent purple hue are plucked by the most experienced garden workers under the supervision of the manager. The pluckers ensure that only the best shoots with prominent purple buds and leaves are plucked. Oxidation is skipped in this tea which helps in retaining all the natural anti-oxidants and polyphenols that makes this tea the healthiest.
Like all other tea varieties, purple tea also originates from the plant camellia sinensis. This new variety of tea is grown from special mutated Assam cultivar. The plant sustain more intense sun rays causing it to produce high level of anthocyanin’s and higher level of polyphenols. The new shoot growth has a predominant purple hue to it and is not green looking like the general Camellia Sinensis.
The high level of anthocyanin’s present in the leaves gives this tea its unique purple appearance. Anthocyanin is the same anti-oxidant that gives blueberries, raspberries and other red/purple foods their respective colors.
Anthocyanin’s has many medicinal properties and is known to be beneficial against cardiovascular diseases. The anti-oxidants present in the leaves are known to provide anti-cancer benefits, improve vision, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar metabolism.
This tea is sweet and not very rich in flavor. Purple tea itself has a dark color; however the steep is very light with a slight purplish hue. We found it to taste very much like a strong white tea with a pleasing character with no particular resemblance to general black and green tea flavor. It has no astringency and no tannin bitterness. If you add few drops of lime to it the cup of liquor turns into a beautiful pink colour.
Jannavi Acharia (verified owner) –