This limited edition and rare First Flush tea is a result of a year of research and hard work and is a completely new style of Darjeeling. This rare first flush 2023 has a very fruity fragrance and aroma without any body. Yes, it is very light on the palate. It should not be mistaken as a white tea as it has been oxidized but all by hand without any machinery works involved. It is a hand-rolled and shuffled tea and it has been oxidized several times in the night very gently. The AV2 buds have a tinge of golden hue to them. It is a very limited production and we estimate production at around 70 Kg’s which will be going throughout the globe. It is the rarest of rarest teas from Darjeeling.
The leaves are finely plucked whole leaves. It has a taste of a refreshing lively cup with refined fruity flavor topped off with the finish of natural honey and peaches and wildflowers. The tea is very smooth to drink without any astringency and can be brewed multiple times. So 2.5 grams of Tea brewed for a single cup should at least give you 5 cups. Adjust the brewing time of each cup depending on your experience.
The garden workers are very careful in their plucking to make sure only the best shoots with prominent buds are plucked. The top elevation of Gopaldhara Tea Estate which stretches up to 5500-7000 Ft is planted with the best quality AV2 bushes. Also, the bushes are fresh as they have just come out of the hibernation period after a prolonged winter of almost 3 months from December to February.