Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 62/2021)

Loose Leaf

Mellow and mild-bodied teas, harvested in the peak of Summer - sweet and indugent
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About the Tea
Date of Picking/Harvest - 17th April 2021
All VAHDAM® India Darjeeling Teas are sourced directly from the plantations within days of harvest, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India to preserve freshness & aroma. The teas are then shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the United States and then delivered to your doorstep. Experience tea, as fresh as in the gardens.
DJ 62
Summer/Second Flush
Medium Caffeine
About the Tea Estate
Definitely one of the high-elevation estates in Darjeeling, the highest section is over 7,000 ft. Gopaldhara has excellent top-quality clones that produce classic Black, White and Green teas, as well as artisanal Peony Rosette and Gold Thor teas.
Darjeeling, India
6,000 ft.
Tasting Notes
Appearance - Stylish black-brown, well-twisted and nicely rolled leaves with with shiny tips
Aroma - Crisp and bright cup, with a mellow honeysuckle sweetness and distinct notes of ripened melons
Taste - Crisp and bright cup, with a mellow honeysuckle sweetness and distinct notes of ripened melons
Steeping Instructions

Water - 180ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.


Temperature 85-90 C / 194-212 F


Leaves 2g


Steeping 5 minutes


Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste


To be served without milk.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Flush?

First Flush is the first harvest of the season. In Darjeeling, the First Flush teas are harvested with the onset of Spring around the first week of March.

What makes First Flush Teas highly-prized around the world?

First Flush teas from Darjeeling are highly sought after by connoisseurs for their signature freshness and fragrance. The young leaves are deligtfully green with silvery tips, and make a sweet, light and decadant cup with a distint hue of Spring flowers.

What is so speical about Single Estate?

Unlike teas blended with teas from many estates, Single Estate teas are from a single tea estate and not blended with any other teas. VAHDAM's Single Estate teas also mention Invoice No. and Date of Plucking of the teas - identifying the exact lot that is available only with VAHDAM and no one else!

Are these really from the famous Darjeeling tea growing region?

Yes! All 100% Pure Darjeeling Teas come with the Tea Board of India's DARJEELING TEA logo. This logo is allowed only for 100% genuine and authentic Darjeeling teas, and is a guarantee that you are buying a certified Darjeeling Tea.

How are the Teas packaged?

After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Post 10+ quality checkpoints for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc., these are vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminum-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperature-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Further, required quantities are packed in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1546 reviews
Eduard Jolmes - Ostwestfalen
Nice tea for the morning

I really love this tea. It is not expensive and has a great taste and caffeine to start the day with.

Eduard Heinrich Alfons Jolmes
A wonderful tea

A wonderful tea to start the day with. A taste that reminds of honey and vanilla. I steep it ceveral times without lack of strength.
Shortly after the first sip i bought another kilogramm.

Ein wunderbarer Tee für den Tagesanfang. Er hat ein Aroma das an Honig und Vanille erinnert. Ich mache mehrere Aufgüsse ohne das ein Mangel an Aroma spürbar ist.
Ich habe nach dem ersten Test noch ein weiteres Kilogramm geordert.

Mr. O.
Completely solid English Breakfast tea with lovely bouquet

English breakfast teas are not just one thing. Everyone has their perfect cuppa in memory and then goes searching for that. One of Vahdam's more affordable teas, this does the job for me. It's rich, malty, not too coppery, with hints of fig and grass. The bouquet is alluring. The only thing missing to my mind is a bit of smokiness. But that is a quibble. This is now a staple for me.

great teas to enjoy

I have been buying Vahdam teas for several years now. Just enjoy them so much I stopped buying other brands of loose teas. Consistent quality and very unique flavor profiles. Just a great over all breakfast tea

Michael A.
This is what you want with breakfast

Strong, malty, handles milk like a champ. Switched to this from PG tips and never looked back, still drinking it every morning. Steep it on the shorter side (2-3 min) if needed. I can also recommend using it as the base of a good masala chai.

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Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 62/2021)

Gopaldhara Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 62/2021)