Margaret's Hope 2nd Flush Darjeeling
Established in 1859 and originally called Bara-Ringtong after the two rivers that flow through the estate. By the 1930’s the garden was owned by Mr Bagdon who
visited regularly from London, he had two daughters the younger was called Margaret, upon visiting the garden with her father for the first time, she fell in love with
its enchanting charm saying to her father she "hoped one day to return and make it her home."
Unfortunately, she fell ill on board ship on the journey back to England and died soon afterwards, in her memory her father renamed the estate.
Margaret’s Hope Darjeeling is a classic Darjeeling, displaying the right balance of flavours that make this tea so prized.
Makes a wonderful afternoon tea great with scones and preserve!.
Ingredients: Black tea
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Growing Altitudes: 3500 – 7000 feet above sea level
Antioxidant Content: Very High
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flavoury Orange Pekoe)
Infusion Colour: Bright tending light
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Taste: A delicate tending astringent cup with the distinctive Muscatel
Character. Hints of currant create an almost wine-like taste
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What I'm wondering is do you have a plane standing by to fly my tea over and then a motorbike courier waiting to delivery it to my door? Delivery is so very fast! Thank goodness because I only had a couple of cups left when I realised I had forgotten to place my usual order. Placed order yesterday and it arrived at midday - amazing.
Great muscatel wine flavours!
We drink this at breakfast, brewed for quite a long time, just adding a tiny splash of milk. And in the afternoon black, the first cup poured almost straight off the leaves and a second cup obviously brewed a bit longer. It's refreshing, aromatic, tasty in all these different styles.
I am slightly disappointed by this tea; I have had it before and it was much more flavourful.
Maybe it's and old batch.
I shall have to go back to Happy Valley I reckon.
A Classic Margaret's Hope Darjeeling with good musatel flavours.
Perfect tea for hard water.