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Gopaldhara Wonder Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

A spring tea with a mellow liquor carrying vegetal notes with hints of wood citrus and fruits.

3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $11.19
3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups $13.99 $11.19

$11.19 $13.99

3.53oz . 100gm . 40+ Cups

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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.
Know your Tea

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

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".

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 March, 2018

Invoice no Tea 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.

DJ 07
Tasting Notes This is a tea which can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime and will definetly take you in the misty hills of Darjeeling! The leaves are well-rolled, pale, blackish-green and with some olive flakes. The infusion is lightly toasty and is marked by notes of cooked spinach, dry bell pepper, and hint of cream in the undercurrents. The liquor starts out on a mellow and clean note of cooked beans, camphor, and carries a parsley-like freshness. With each sip sweetness of dried fruit along with hints of wood citrus and tree fruit emerge and develop in the middle. The liquor is light-bodied, mellow and soft throughout. This is a tea that is a tad edgier than other Darjeeling teas of the season, it’s one for those who enjoy a smooth and clean cup. The flavors are not too complex, but easy on the palate, making it a great all-day tea.
Preperation Instructions
  • Water
  • CO2 Filtered Water
  • Temperature
  • 90-100 Degrees C
  • Serving
  • 0.176 oz | 2 gm
  • Steep Time
  • 3-5 min
Gopaldhara Tea Estate Planted in the year 1881, The Gopaldhara Tea Estate was finally established in the year 1955 and is now run by the Saria Family. Located in the gorgeous Mirik Valley in the Darjeeling district, this tea estate is one of the highest estates in the region perched at an elevation between 5500-7000 ft. The total area of the garden is 320 hectares out of which 172 hectares is under cultivation. The estate has been known to introduce new clonal bushes which produce some of the most exquisite First Flush and Second Flush Darjeeling black teas in addition to some specialty teas like Pearl Tea, Silver Tips, Peony Rosette and Sencha tea.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • 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 Reviews

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G.M.
Awesome service and tea as always.

Thank you once again

Hi Giles Morris Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback & for being a part of the VAHDAM tea family. Hope to keep serving you with our collection of garden fresh teas.
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M.N.
Very good

We always satisfied with the quality of tea supplied by Vahdam.

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Y.A.
gopaldhara wonder

amazing tea. unusually delayed .usually vahdam delivery is fast

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J.M.
Great teas!

The teas arrived within 5 business days, which is impressive. But more impressive are the teas! The teas are of great quality and great taste. I highly recommend this company!

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Gopaldhara Wonder Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

This is a good cup of tea. I think the tea probably does not live up to the rather infatuated name. I enjoyed it and will order it again. I would have preferred Castleton.