Garden: Gopaldhara Tea Estate
Tea type: Mild Oxidized First Flush Tea
Flush: First Flush
Type of plucking: 100% fine leaf, mostly comprising of two leaves and a bud
Temperature: 15°C – 30°C
Invoice no.: RT-05/20
Date of picking: April 2020
Grade: FTGFOP1 Nectar of Darjeeling
Elevation: 5500 – 7000 feet
Fermentation: Mild Oxidized Post Rolling
Specialty: To enhance the flavor in the tea we have oxidized for the desired level of oxidation
Gopaldhara Nectar of Darjeeling – First Flush 2020
₹ 415.00 / 25 gms paper box
An exquisite quality Darjeeling first flushes, deserving of the moniker “Champagne of Teas.” It is made from the finest quality AV2 bushes at Gopaldhara Tea Estate which grow between elevations of 5500 ft – 7000ft. It consists of finely plucked tippy leaves with a silvery appearance and brews into a golden amber cup.
A refreshing lively cup with refined fruity flavour topped off with a finish of natural honey, the tea has a lingering & pleasant sweet aftertaste & zero astringency. It is one of our finest teas.
The top elevation of Gopaldhara Tea Estates which stretches from 5500 to 7000 FT is planted with the best quality clone AV2. 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 garden workers are very careful in there plucking by hand to make sure only the best shoots with prominent buds are plucked. 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 flavours are prominently present.
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 less. It is a true delight and one of our best Darjeeling First Flush Tea.