Tea type: Mildly Oxidized First Flush Tea
Flush Season: First Flush
Garden: Gopaldhara Tea Estate
Type of Plucking: 100% fine leaf, mostly comprising of two leaves and a bud
Invoice No: RT-3/21
Date of Picking: March 2021
Grade: FTGFOP1 Moonlight
Elevation: 5500-7000 Ft.
Fermentation: Minimal oxidized Post rolling
Specialty: Complex Clean Fruity Flavor
Gopaldhara High Mountain Spring Oolong – First Flush 2021
₹ 615.00 / 25 gramspaper box
This is one of the first production of spring season from Gopaldhara Tea Estate which. This rare first flush tea has a dark green finely plucked whole leaves with buds. It brews into a yellowish cup that gives sweet and creamy texture. It hsa a unique fruity flavour structure where you can feel the hints of herbaceous, green apple and vanilla flavours without any astringency. It leaves behind a pleasant, long lasting and lingering aftertaste. This is Completely a new style of Darjeeling first flush oolong tea.
The top elevation of Gopaldhara Tea Estates which stretches from 5500 to 7000 FT is planted with the best quality clone. 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 which is also known as spring flush we have 100% growing shoots and get excellent buds with either single leaf or two leaves and a bud. The flavour is prominent as the weather is also very dry and cool which ensures very slow growth.
The workers are very careful in their plucking to make sure only the best shoots with prominent buds are plucked. 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 very rare. This tea undergoes natural oxidation during the manufacturing process and as such, there is no induced oxidation for this tea. It is a true delight and one of our First Flush Darjeeling Tea.