Gopaldhara Wonder – First Flush – 2017 (Clonal Exotic)
$18.25 – $83.33
Gopaldhara Wonder is a very well known variety of Darjeeling First Flush. When brewed for 4 minutes it gives pale yellow liquor with floral and grassy aroma. The sip starts with a very sweet fruity peach like note and ends with a mint like twang.
Gopaldhara Wonder is a very well known variety of Darjeeling First Flush. A section of Gopaldhara is almost at an altitude of 6000Ft where the famous Av2 clone bushes are planted.
This tea was manufactured in the third week of March when the sun starts to shine after a long winter spell. The bushes which were in rest for almost 3 months start to come alive and very juicy tender shoots start to come up. This tea has been manufactured from the very first plucking from these bushes.
Normally the First Flush teas are not fermented but due to the tenderness of the leaves this tea was given a little fermentation due to which the flavor of this tea has been more caramelized. Also with time as the tea matures it will keep getting better.
The flavor profile is very complex. When brewed for 4 minutes it gives pale yellow liquor with floral and grassy aroma. The sip starts with a very sweet fruity peach like note and ends with a mint like twang. During mid-sip we can feel little grassy and floral notes.
Overall yet another masterpiece from Gopadhara without which our catalogue would have been incomplete.
- DRY LEAVES: Bright appearance long twisted leaves and plenty of silver buds.
- LIQUOR: Pale yellow with sweet fruity aroma.
- INFUSION: Bright green with whole leaves and fruity mint aroma.
Fresh water brought to 1st Boil (90C). Add 1 tea spoonful (2 grams) per cup of 150ml. Steep for 4 minutes. Strain to cup and sip as it cools. Second and third steep gives best result when steeped for full 5 minutes.