Perched high in the Mirik Valley of the Darjeeling region, Gopaldhara tea garden grows a AV2 cultivar to produce this lot, affectionately named "Red Thunder" by its producer.
Darjeeling automnal CastletonLot Dj-469
This black tea is from the Castleton Estate, one of the oldest gardens in Darjeeling. Most of the fields of this garden were planted with Chinese trees back in the 1860s, giving the teas produced here a unique character and complexity.
The liquor of this autumn harvest is lively and full-bodied, offering a zesty (lime) and floral opening, taking us to a woody finish reminiscent of high quality incense.
A fresh tea to invigorate the spirit!
- Cultivar: «Pure China»
- Producer: M. Gajmer
- Altitude: 2000m
- Date of harvest: October 9, 2020
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