Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

This cup of Darjeeling captures the finesse quite like a Zifandel wine. From a light, fruity start to a heady red rose and fresh plum at its heart and a clean melon rind flavour in its finish. The sudden sourness around the centre brought on by the tannins lend an oak-like flavour. 
This tea is certainly a light-hearted one to be taken by itself at any time of the day. 
A celebrated tea from a much-loved estate in the Himalayas. We suggest two steeps to fully relish it's flavours.
Tea TypeThere are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.
OriginIt refers to the tea growing region where this tea has been sourced from.
Flush / SeasonIt refers to the season in which this tea was harvested. First Flush refers to Spring & Second flush refers to summer.
EstateIt refers to the specific plantation/garden where this tea has be sourced from.
InvoiceTea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growin in batches which are referred to the invoice number. An invoice numbers enurses that the single estate tea is 100% pure and genuine. The invoice is awarded to every batch by the tea estate itself.
Date of PickingIt refers to the date on which this tea was harvested from the tea plant and is not the date of packaging. Date of Packaging is the specific date on which the teas are finally packaged in our unit.
Grade​T​ea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves​. ​The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"​ i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1​, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".
SpecialityIt refers to weather this tea is from a specific single plantation or a special blend of teas from multiple estates & plantations curated by our Master Blenders. ​
CaffeineThe caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.
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  • Tea Type i
    Black Tea

  • Estate i
    Gopaldhara

  • Grade i
    SFTGFOP1

  • Origin i
    Darjeeling, India

  • Invoice i
    DJ 11

  • Caffeine i
    Low

  • Flush/Season i
    First/Spring

  • Date of Picking i
    15th April 2017

  • Specialty i
    Single Estate


Gopaldhara Tea Estate Established in 1901, Gopaldhara is located at the slopes of the Rongbong valley in north-east India and offers some magnificent views of tea bushes in a beautiful hilly landscape. With a total plantation area of 172 hecaters, the estate is located upto an elevation of 2300 metres. Initially only planted with china bushes, the tea estate has introduced several hectares of clonal bushes in the past few decades. Gopaldhara manufactures some exquisite first and second flush Darjeeling black teas.