Classification: 1st flush Darjeeling Gopaldhara Maharani of Darjeeling Special SFTGFOP 1 – black tea
Cultivar: Darjeeling quality tippy clonal variety P-312 and P-157
Origin: India, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Mirik Valley, Gopaldhara tea Estate
Grade: Exceptional, Terrific
Picked: April 2019
Dry leaf: Small, curly reddish-brown leaves and golden hairy tips. Floral fragrance with hints of peaches and herbs. Very creamy, almost buttery on the nose and super fragrant.
Infused Leaf: Light reddish-green leaves, uniformed. Aroma floral, fruity – peach and mango and after the rain “petrichor” sensation.
Liquor: Bright, crisp amber cup with super floral aroma - orchids and peonies! Liquor light in the body, mellow and smooth. Taste is incredibly floral with juicy fruitiness. The after-taste is sweet, fruity with a little zinginess.
About: Established in the year 1955 Gopaldhara Tea Estate brings along a legacy of tea production of more than 50 years. It is located in Mirik Valley - one of the highest tea estates in Darjeeling with an elevation between 1676m right up to 2133m. The name Maharani (Maharani -a woman holding the rank of maharajah) signifies queen of all teas. The pickers are very careful while plucking the leaves and make sure only best shoots with prominent buds are plucked. The leaves are mostly comprising single or two whole leaves and a bud.