This is my very first time trying Darjeeling tea. I’m so excited!
The dry leaves smell like cocoa powder. Mmm…
This has a funny mouth feel. It is almost powdery, yet thick and heavy.
It is hardly astringent at all and tastes interesting… it kind of has a generic “tea” flavor to me. I get a slight amount of what could be the “sparkling” feeling that I’ve heard associated with these.
I am not wowed, but this is a decent “tea tea” for lack of a better descriptor.
Of course, I just had a giant “break out the sunglasses and turn out the lights” migraine, so I’m not really fully functioning. Take my “not too impressed” with a grain of salt.
Gopaldhara Estate FTGFOP1
This tea is one of the great Darjeelings. Zoom in to the image above to see the large dark brown leaves with many whitish tips. Enjoy this tea anytime.
Leaf: thin dark leaves with whitish tips
Body: Thin bodied
Aroma and Taste: Muscatel
Color: Medium orange to red color