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Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush 2017
Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush 2017

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Product Code: 10-GOPALDHARA


Darjeelings, by their very nature, are defined by choices.  The first comes with the picking season, determining whether the tea is a first flush or a second flush.  This particular example is a first flush picked from the Gopaldhara tea estate that grows on slopes as high as 7000 ft.  One of the larger estates at 172 ha, Gopaldhara was one of the first tea estates to commercially introduce oolongs, white teas, and autumn and frost pickings. Given this, Gopaldhara is leading the Darjeeling tea market into uncharted waters.

Another choice occurs during the preparation of first flush teas. Some estates create a more oxidized version, while others, like Gopaldhara, favor a lighter fermentation, resulting in a greener, more delicate brew.  This first flush Darjeeling is flavorful with a mild astringency, boasting traces of mango and other tropical fruits.

This tea is truly unique, and as such does require a special brewing method: it is best to not use boiling water, but rather boiled water that has cooled for about 3-5 minutes.  Freshly boiled water will burn the tea leaves!