Gopaldhara Red Thunder is a limited edition finest Darjeeling Autumn Flush made from frosted leaves. This fine tea is made from clonal bushes and appears blackish red with abundant tips. The tea is made during the last week of October where the temperature starts approaching zero degrees at night, leading to the leaves getting frosted. Extreme cold weather conditions at high elevation induce a special and complex flavor into the tea. It is well oxidized while still retaining a prominent fruity flavor.
The tea brews into a fully transparent orange liquor with excellent muscatel flavor and rich, dense notes of ripe fruits. The flavor profile is well-balanced with fruity, soft, and earthy flavors. The tea is sweet without any astringency. The aftertaste is well-defined, long-lasting, and captivating.