Tea: Gopaldhara Red Thunder Black Tea

A Darjeeling Autumnal Flush from Udyan Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Udyan Tea
Style:Darjeeling Autumnal Flush
Region:Darjeeling, India
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Review of Gopaldhara Red Thunder Black Tea

8 of 104 of 54 of 577 of 100
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I liked this tea, but I would not describe it as "thunder"; it's too mellow. Following the rumbling sound analogy, it would be more like "a natural-gas-powered bus goes by", but I guess that doesn't sound quite as sexy.

Dry leaf has a strong aroma, mostly nutty, suggesting sweetness. The aroma suggests warmth.

Upon brewing, though, the tea takes on a slightly more cooling character, with a balance of warming and cooling qualities. Aroma is nutty and also resembles autumn leaves with a hint of caramel. Flavor is very mild. This is an exceptionally mellow tea. There are floral and fruity hints but overall this tea is much less fruity than typical for a Darjeeling. There are some fresh notes, almost minty, in the finish.

Smooth but to the point of being possibly uninteresting. The second cup is particularly uninteresting. I would call this a "one hit wonder" because I really preferred steeping it only once (going 5 minutes or more) and then tossing the leaves.

I was less a fan of this one among the samples Udyan tea recently sent me; the price is a little higher than some of the other offerings, yet I enjoyed it less, especially since it didn't seem to resteep as well.

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