Margaret's Hope First Flush Darjeeling Loose Tea

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Margaret's Hope First Flush Darjeeling Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR342790
$26.00 - $33.50

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    • Loose Tea Pouch, 100g
      $26.00
    • Loose Tea Caddy, 100g
      $33.50

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  • Description

    Picture the scene: as the first spring rains spread across the Himalayan foothills, the Darjeeling tea gardens start to turn green in a flush of colour. The earliest harvest of the year is referred to as the “First Flush” and is considered one of the finest teas to be produced worldwide.

    Grown at a dizzying 4,000ft, this year’s Margaret’s Hope First Flush was picked, produced and packed in early April. With a fresh, crisp aroma and a delicately floral flavour, it’s the perfect example of what makes First Flush Darjeeling the “champagne of teas”: you’ll also catch that classic muscatel sweetness Darjeeling is famous for. Serve in a glass teapot so you can enjoy the tea’s glorious golden hue as the silver-tipped leaves unfurl…

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

Fresh, gently floral and crisp with light muscatel character

FOOD PAIRING

Strawberries, apples and apricots. Savoury; soft cheese, eggs and salmon

Numerology

NO.

865

We've given our Margaret's Hope First Flush Darjeeling the number 865, to mark the founding date of the world-famous estate in 1865.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: India

Tea plantations were first introduced to India by the British in the 19th century, after Robert Fortune stole Chinese tea cuttings to plant in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling. Today Indian tea is some of the most famous in the world: it's also home to Assam tea, found growing wild there by the Scottish explorer Robert Bruce.

Margaret’s Hope Estate

One of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling, Margaret’s Hope Estate is famed for its sublimely delicate First Flush variety, crafted from the first harvest of the year at the very beginning of spring. read more