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Gopaldhara Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 148/2021)

3.53oz

50 Cups

Mellow and mild-bodied teas, harvested in the peak of Summer - sweet and indugent
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 9th June 2021
    All VAHDAM® India Darjeeling Teas are sourced directly from the plantations within days of harvest, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India to preserve freshness & aroma. The teas are then shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the United States and then delivered to your doorstep. Experience tea, as fresh as in the gardens.
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    INVOICE NO.
    DJ 148
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    Grade
    FTGFOP1
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    SEASON
    Summer/Second Flush
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    CAFFEINE
    Medium Caffeine
    About The Estate
    Definitely one of the high-elevation estates in Darjeeling, the highest section is over 7,000 ft. Gopaldhara has excellent top-quality clones that produce classic Black, White and Green teas, as well as artisanal Peony Rosette and Gold Thor teas.
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    Location
    Darjeeling, India
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    Bushes
    Clonal
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    Altitude
    6,000 ft.
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    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Stylish black-brown, well-twisted and nicely rolled leaves with with shiny tips
    Aroma - Nutty and fruity, with a hints of sweetness and hues of grapefruit, and wisps of cedar
    Taste - Crisp and bright cup, with a mellow honeysuckle sweetness and distinct notes of ripened melons
    Steeping Instructions
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    Water – 180ml
    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.

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    Temperature
    85-90 C / 194-212 F

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    Leaves
    2g

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    Steeping
    5 minutes

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    Condiments
    Add sugar or honey as per taste

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    To be served without milk.

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    Best Consumed - Hot

    100% Pure & Unblended Darjeeling Tea.
    Certified the Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Darjeeling CTM Licence No. - DJ/590/27092016/T
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    Tea Board of India Licence

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    Darjeeling CTM Licence

    Most of the Darjeeling being sold across the world is blended with other region teas to earn higher profits. Always choose a trusted source for your Darjeeling Tea with a valid CTM licence.

    What is the VAHDAM® difference?

    All VAHDAM® India products are procured directly from plantation & farmers and cooperatives within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at our BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in various parts of the world. By eliminating all unnecessary middlemen, we are also able to retain all earnings in the region where they are grown and nurtured by millions of farmers with immense love, care, and passion. A process which ultimately helps every farmer get a better price for their produce.

    All VAHDAM® India products are procured directly from plantation & farmers and cooperatives within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at our BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in various parts of the world....

    All VAHDAM® India products are procured directly from plantation & farmers and cooperatives within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at our BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in various parts of the world. By eliminating all unnecessary middlemen, we are also able to retain all earnings in the region where they are grown and nurtured by millions of farmers with immense love, care, and passion. A process which ultimately helps every farmer get a better price for their produce.

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    What makes Second Flush Teas highly-prized around the world?

    Post the first tea harvest called the 'First Flush', Second Flush follows between May to June. The tea leaves are picked and are characterized as well-rounded, fruity and mature, flavored tea leaves. Tea brewed from these leaves is less astringent and more improved than the First Flush.

    Are the flavors in the tea natural?

    100% yes! Some of the ingredients are also organic.

    What is the shelf life of your products?

    All VAHDAM® India Teas have a shelf-life of 3 years from the ‘Date of Picking/Harvest.’ The ‘Date of Expiry’ is mentioned at the bottom of all our boxes.

    How are the Teas packaged?

    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. Post 10+ quality checkpoints for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors, etc., these are vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminum-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperature-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Further, required quantities are packed in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.

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    Yes, we do ship outside the USA. To date, we have shipped our premium teas to consumers in more than 130 countries around the world. For shipping outside the USA, please visit our global website at www.vahdam.com

    Customer Reviews

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    Jerald Groner
    A light 2nd flush

    This is a good value darjeeling, somewhat light in taste and body but very drinkable. Do drink this hot, as it loses all flavor when iced. You won't do better at this price point.

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    Teaologist
    A unique second flush experience

    This tea is different from the mainstream second flush Darjeelings. A nice full body cup with an evolving muscatel flavor, but also with a brisk lightness and a wealth of fruity flavors. I have drunk Darjeeling teas for the past 30+ years, but this cup stands out. Currently my favorite way to start my day.

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    John Conley
    Poor service - product not yet received 8/12

    poor service - product not received as of 8/12

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    Tucson Matt
    A very different and pleasant tea!

    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!

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    Reid
    Excellent Flavor

    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.

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