Margaret's Hope - Second Flush Darjeeling

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Margaret's Hope second flush Darjeeling tea is a true connoisseur's delight. This special tea is grown on the Margaret's Hope Tea Estate, located in the heart of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. The estate's unique terroir and ideal growing conditions give the tea its exceptional taste and aroma.

This tea is harvested during the summer months, in June to August, during the second flush. The leaves are plucked at a time when they have matured and contain a higher amount of natural oils. This gives the tea a distinct musky and fruity aroma, and a robust and full-bodied flavor, with a hint of astringency and a subtle musky aftertaste. The liquor has a golden-orange color and it is considered one of the most sought-after teas in the world.

Margaret's Hope second flush Darjeeling tea is a certified premium tea, with a reputation for excellence among tea enthusiasts worldwide. If you're looking for an authentic and high-quality tea experience, then Margaret's Hope is the perfect choice for you. This tea is a rare and limited product, so don't hesitate to try it and get a taste of the unique terroir of the Darjeeling region.

Steeping Instructions: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3 Minutes

Ingredients: Indian Darjeeling Black Tea

Fun Facts or Useless Information...You Decide:

Darjeeling tea is grown in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India and is often referred to as "the champagne of teas". It has three major flushes (harvests). The first flush takes place mid-March to May, the second flush is from June to mid-August, and the third flush (also known as autumn flush) occurs October to November.

First flush: The color of the tea is light and clear. The tea leaves have a flowery scent that is bright and distinct. Due to their freshness and color, the first flush teas are generally more expensive than the other flushes.

Second flush : It has a dark, amber color and strong flavor, especially in contrast to first flush teas. The tea leaves have a purplish bloom and can have a fruity taste. Many in the tea world liken the flavor of a second flush to a muscatel grape. The distinct flavor is caused by a combination of unique weather, topography, and plant types. Some tea connoisseurs prefer the second flush because of this unique flavor.

Third flush : When brewed, this flush results in a dark or coppery colored tea. Autumn Darjeeling leaves are larger than those from other seasons. This type tends to be priced slightly lower than the first and second flush teas.

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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by Steve on Oct 17th 2021

    Excellent tea.

  • 5
    Margaret's Hope - Second Flush Darjeeling

    Published by Kendall on Oct 13th 2020

    I spent several summers in Belfast, Northern Ireland as a child. My grandma introduced me to tea at a very young age. It has been a pleasant addiction ever since. I've never been able to make tea that tasted just like hers. I always chalked it up to the water in the US. Now I realize that I've been buying the wrong tea! Margaret's Hope brought me right back to my childhood. This tea is brilliant - beautiful to look at, fragrant and earthy. I can't get enough of it and will be buying this one over and over again.

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