Gopaldhara Red Thunder Black Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Udyan Tea
Style:Darjeeling Autumnal Flush
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Darjeeling, India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 9, 2019

Commercial Description

Goapldhara is one of the highest tea estates of Darjeeling and is located in the Mirik valley. The garden is planted with high quality clonal bushes and produces exquisite teas. Gopaldhara Darjeeling Tea has a floral aroma and a sweet & mellow taste.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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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