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2012 Darjeeling First Flush Gopaldhara Wonder Tea

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  • “From what I can remember about this tea, it was a symphony of joy and pleasure that epitomized Darjeeling commonly known as the champagne of teas, a work of art. You are given a fresh flowery...” Read full tasting note
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It is “wonderful” – that is how one would describe this amazing tea and that is how the name “Wonder” came about. It is one of those teas that makes you write a poem, makes you relax and enjoy in a tranquil state. This tea shows ample evidence of artisanship, from the beautifully-made dry leaf, to the graceful shape of the delicate infusion, to the flowery finish becoming more intense the cooler the liquor becomes, to the attractive yellow-green liquor. This very fine batch from the Gopaldhara consists AV2 leaves (plucked from bushes that are located at an elevation of around 6000 feet). This is a stand-out, stand-alone tea for special occasions.

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249 tasting notes

From what I can remember about this tea, it was a symphony of joy and pleasure that epitomized Darjeeling commonly known as the champagne of teas, a work of art.

You are given a fresh flowery aroma, the leaves are quite beautiful with dark greens, delicate details and slight twists. This alone excites me, the leaves alone make this such a wondrous tea.

Steeping gives the liquor a brilliant bright yellow with an aroma of fresh bouquets. A deeper inhale gives even more details, slight sweet fruit with some toasted notes, vanilla maybe. There is so much dancing about, the beautifully rich aroma alone is satisfying.

Just as my experience with last year’s First Flush Gopaldhara Wonder Tea, this year’s continues to surprise. Explosions of floral flavors, bouquets of details in each sip. The floral side just excites with complexities and wonder. There is also a light fresh breeze, with a lightly nutty taste, more sweetly buttery. It is also very balanced and well rounded, with almost no astringency. Simply delicious.

I have fallen in love again. This tea continues to excite, surprise, drive my passion for Darjeeling teas and teas in general. This tea continues to be my favorite, my champagne of teas.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

This tea from DTX really grabbed my attention. :))

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