Review: DarjeelingTeaXpress Darjeeling Gopaldhara Second Flush Green Tea

Darjeeling Tea, DarjeelingTeaXPress, Green Tea Add comments
Dan’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"This is an intriguing and unique Darjeeling. The green tea lends it something special, and although it's more commonplace to find green Darjeeling teas these days, the aromas, flavors and overall presentation of this tea still manages to take the imbiber away on an exotic journey. "
Dan’s Teaview: 8.9/10
Other Teaviews: Sophie gave it 5.5/10
Your Reviews:Add your review »
Darjeeling TeaXpress is a company located right in the heart of Darjeeling, India. They are somewhat unique, in that their online presence allows virtually anyone -- from wholesalers to retailers to the general public -- to peruse their offerings, categorized in a number of unique ways. One fun twist to this is that you can shop by plantation, and Darjeeling Tea Xpress sources their teas from 7 different plantations in India.

The Gopaldhara Estate DJ 156 tea is a second flush green tea. Their Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grading classification signifies that this is the very finest tea produced by this estate. The dried tea is a mix of pale green/tan and darker brown leaves, mostly broken, medium-length rolled leaves ranging from wiry to near-flat -- occasionally in the same leaf. The aroma of the dried leaf is this tea's shining moment -- an intoxicating and strong wood aroma, like an antique shop in the old orient, filled with ancient treasures.

The recommended parameters are a 3.5 minute infusion with sub-boiling water. The liquor brews up to a pale greenish-yellow and presents a faint aroma. The brewed leaves take on a pale green tone, and give off an herbal and vegetal scent, and seem to have retained most of the aroma. The flavor of the cup is very nice indeed - a mellow, sweet-ish green tea flavoring is present but very subtle, and sits aside equally subtle woody hints. The finish is long and the flavor profile shifts from sweeter to woodier as it leaves the palette. As the cup cools, the tea's flavor shifts to a more definitive representation of that fantastic aroma presented by the dried leaf.

This is an intriguing and unique Darjeeling. The green tea lends it something special, and although it's more commonplace to find green Darjeeling teas these days, the aromas, flavors and overall presentation of this tea still manages to take the imbiber away on an exotic journey.

— To purchase DarjeelingTeaXpress Darjeeling Gopaldhara Second Flush Green Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

Teaviews Member: Dan Dan
Teaviews.com Reviewer
» Read more about this reviewer on Dan's profile page.
» Find a list of recent posts by Dan.

    



Leave a Reply

My Rating

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in