Experience a panorama of flavors in every sip of this exquisite summer pick from Margaret's Hope. The honey-colored brew emits a sweet perfume, with outward notes of roasted greens and malt. A gradient palate profile – with delicate notes of marigold, roasted greens and grape – offers a sensory experience that's guaranteed to soothe. Finishing on a vegetal, mildly mineral-like note, the pleasantly reassuring quality of this tea is evident every time you steep a cup.
Originally established as Bara Ringtong in 1830, the garden came to be known as Margaret's Hope Estate in 1927. Margaret was the daughter of the tea estate owner and, as the story goes, she fell in love with the garden. Before traveling to England, Margaret promised to return; unfortunately, she contracted a tropical disease and passed away on the voyage. Her father renamed his estate to honor the memory of his daughter and her love for the land. The Margaret's Hope tea bushes are almost entirely Chinese jat which accounts for the green tippy leaf appearance and the superb fragrance.
FTGFOP1, Second Flush, 2015.
◆ Origin: Margaret's Hope Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: the leaves yield an amber cup with a true Muscat flavor found only in rare Darjeeling teas.
◆ Notes & Well Being: black tea balances the hormone levels, which fends off stress and has anti-inflammatory qualities. It also keeps a check on the digestive tract's functioning and can help to balance the cholesterol level.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 6 oz Cup
195°F - 205°F
3 - 5 Minutes