Tea Type There 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.Black Tea
Gopaldhara Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea
An early-stage Darjeeling muscatel tea with clean and crisp notes of dried apricots and honeysuckle.
Grade Tea 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".FTGFOP1
Date of Picking It 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.15th July, 2019
Invoice no Tea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growing 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.DJ 137
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 90-100 Degrees C
- 0.07 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 3-5 min
What are Single Estate Teas?
A single estate tea means that the tea has been sourced from one singular estate only and which has not been blended with other tea.
What is a Signature Blend?
Signature blends are the unique curations of a Master Blender. These blends are specially devised by blenders who go through several combinations and numerous rounds of tasting to curate a unique cup of tea with special flavor profile, aroma, and cup characteristics. Signature blends are trade secrets of the blenders and are mostly classified information.
What is a Tea blend?
Tea blending is the art of mixing a variety of teas together to curate a final blend. The blending of tea involves mixing fixed and measured proportions of various teas in order to get a final blend that has a signature taste, quality, character, and flavour. We look at tea blending as an art as it involves blending teas sourced from different regions and from different harvest seasons, but keeping the final blend's flavor profile a constant.
What is a 'Second Flush' Tea? Is it the same as a 'Summer Tea' ?
Yes, a 'Second-Flush' tea is also known as a 'Summer Tea' for the sole reason that the prime harvest period of the tea falls within the summer months of its place of origin.
What is a 'First Flush Tea'? Is a 'Spring Tea' same as 'First flush' tea?
Yes, a 'First-Flush' tea is also called a 'Spring Tea' as the prime harvest period for these teas falls within the spring months in its place of origin.
Where do you source your teas from?
We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim.
How are your teas packed?
After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centres located in various parts of the world.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I'd never heard of this tea before, and my experience with loose leaf teas only goes back a little over a year. I'd never heard of "Gopaldhara" before, so I figured why not? Vadham teas have been challenging me while I build my tea Palette, but I was shocked at how accurate the description was, though it was one of those things I had to mull over while enjoying my first cup. (4min steep time @95C) Stone fruit is the most apt description, although to me it was less "peach" or "mango" and more of a character in between a plum and prune. Not sweet, just a definite dried fruit character. It threw me a bit... the flavor to me would be *perfect* in the fall, and I know "summer" means when it was harvested, but I still place it as a 'fall' tea to my taste.
I don't know that this will be a daily tea for me, it's fantastic, don't get me wrong, but kinda like the Smoky Assam, I just have to be in the right mood for it. I got 3 good steeps, first 2 both three minutes, last steep 5 minutes, I considered a fourth but the fruit flavor from the tea was VERY weak on the third steep.
If you haven't had it, I would highly recommend it. I never thought a tea could taste like this, and overall, I'm truly shocked over how radically different flavors can come from the same plant. Pretty cool. Top notch Vahdam, top notch!
Wonderful Darjeeling. This site's description of its flavor is accurate. Taste of sweet stone fruits, full, round background, no bitterness but deep texture (like a wine). Can hold its own with Arya Ruby. Great QPR.
I have been very pleased with all of my orders from Vahdam (all loose-leaf). This Darjeeling is delightful: the most robust Darjeeling I think I've ever had. The leaves are easily good for a second steep. I'm currently drinking this at breakfast, but think that future orders will serve as a refined afternoon tea. Cheers!
Expensive, but just an amazing taste.
Very good tea: clear soft taste with a hint of sweetness and nice smell that really reminds of dried apricots or dates. The tea tastes great alone and it also pairs well with additions (like a slice of lemon).