This is a very limited edition of exceptional quality autumn black tea made from frosted leaves found at the highest elevated sections of the Gopaldhara Tea estate, Darjeeling. This tea is produced in mid-November from AV2 clones which are very rare to find at such high peaks. Extreme cold weather conditions reach up to 0 degrees inducing special and complex flavour into the tea. During this period the growth is very slow and production is limited.
The dry leaves are blackish-red with lots of tips that brew into a bright transparent orange liquor. The tea has an exquisite complex fruity flavour with a very pleasant floral texture. It has a prominent honey finish with fruity notes of honey, plum, and raisins. The sweetness has a very prominent earl grey finish. Tea does not get rarer than this at Gopaldhara in autumn. The flavour is mouth full, well-rounded, and smooth without any harsh tones.