Gopaldhara Gold Darjeeling Black Tea Autumn Flush from Golden Tips

Gopaldhara GoldTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black (Darjeeling)

Where to Buy:  Golden Tips

Tea Description:

Among the most sought after invoice’s from the years pre-winter harvest, the Gopaldhara Gold is an autumnal beauty. A delicate yet rounded black tea with intricate flowery notes. The tea brings about a subtle and sweet profile with hints of fine muscatel and an slightly earthy roundness. The lingering aftertaste brings in sensations of dark bold chocolate and cocoa. A fantastic leaf tea texture with golden tips spread evenly, this is definitely among our better autumn Darjeeling’s.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Nice!  This is Gopaldhara Gold Darjeeling Black Tea Autumn Flush from Golden Tips is a beauty!  It’s not your typical Darjeeling – and that’s a very good thing!

This has a richness to it that I don’t often find in a Darjeeling tea.  It’s very satisfying and well-rounded.  It is almost robust!  Almost.  It has a very rich, pleasing flavor that I might find in a stronger tea.  It’s not quite as ‘light’ or crisp as a typical Darjeeling, but it does have that familiar mustcatel that I look for in an autumn harvest Darjeeling.  It’s like the best of both worlds in one teacup!

While it’s not quite as thick or strong as I would want for a morning cuppa, it does have a strong enough flavor that I’d enjoy it as a later morning or early afternoon cup.  It’d make a really good pick-me-up when you’re looking for that boost mid-day.

It’s wonderfully smooth with very little astringency.  I notice just a hint of dryness as the sip progresses into the aftertaste, but it’s very slight.  There’s no bitterness to this cup.  It’s sweet with notes of fruit and a wine-like quality without the astringency of the wine.  And as suggested in the above description, I’m even picking up on a chocolate-y note.  (I’m thinking that this tea would be a fabulous accompaniment to a chocolate bar.  Then again, who needs an excuse for either good tea or chocolate?)

I’ve tasted quite a few teas from Golden Tips now, and I think that this one might be my favorite thus far.  It’s just so spectacular.

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