"Fine Wine Of Teas", "Champagne Of Teas" these titles sound heavy, but none the world-famous Darjeeling teas cannot live up to. Known for their supreme flavour and captivating aroma, it's no wonder we spring right to anything that says 'Darjeeling' when it comes to tea. Which is why we are loving Gopaldhara, an estate that holds a strong repute in producing premium all Darjeeling teas.
This online brand has its own 320 hectare estate in Mirik Valley where they plant, source and handcraft speciality teas. They have been at this since 1955, so know that your cup won't taste anything short of excellence. Sure, they have all our staples of oolong, black, green and white teas but it's the few rare exquisites that we're interested in. Like, the Pearl Tea, Stupa, Olympic Flame, Peony Rosette and Silver Needles. We also like that they don't stray away from the true beverage. Even their flavoured options include Rose, Jasmine and Lemon.
Prices start at INR 230 for 50gm loose leaf teas that come in paper or tin boxes (yay!). These are also available as tea bags. Still sceptical? Give the Gopaldhara Taster Boxes -- a combination of five or six teas (starting at INR 530) a go and then make your decision. Gopaldhara ships across India and accepts orders through their official website. While here, check out their accessories and gifting section too.