- Harvest: Summer 2019
- Oxidation: 100%
- Farming: Hand picked, machine processed
This is the second-flush harvest of Indian black tea handpicked from one of highest tea estates in the world, with an average elevation of 6,000 ft. (1,800 meters) located in the Mirik Valley. Established in 1881, the Gopaldhara Estate has been in continuous operation since 1955. The tea leaves plucked are single, and two leaves & a bud.
Darjeeling 2nd Flush is fully oxidized like a typical black tea, yet carries the rich floral quality only a Darjeeling can offer. 2nd flush simply means second picking of leaves. These leaves are of the highest quality, only trumped by the first flush. In a season there are a total of 44 flushes, with the 3rd through 44th being used for low quality teabags. Meant to be enjoyed all on its own but has enough body to handle milk or sugar. Pairs with nuts and dried fruits, heavier cheeses, raspberry chocolate cake.
- 4g or 1T | 8oz. @ 205˚F | 1 minute
- May be re-infused 5 or more times