Margaret's Hope 2021 First Flush Darjeeling Loose Tea


Item No. MSTR352716
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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.

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  • Full Description

    This tea has been harvested and produced in the very early days of April when the temperatures are rising in this beautiful tea area and the leaves are beginning to shoot. What makes Darjeeling so outstanding is the fact that many of it’s teagardens are situated on high-altitude which is promoting the quality and flavour of the teas. Margaret’s hope has got tea bushes growing on an altitude up to 6.000 feet above sea level.

    With a fresh, crisp aroma and a delicately floral flavour, it’s the perfect example of what makes First Flush Darjeeling the finest tea. Serve in a glass teapot so you can enjoy the tea’s glorious golden hue as the silver-tipped leaves unfurl…

    • Origin: India

    • Tea type: Black

    • Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g  = 50 cups

    • Production dates: 31.03.2021 - 02.04.2021

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR352716

    Weight: 100g tea pouch and 500g tea chest

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

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  • Reviews


Black Tea


Fresh, gently floral and crisp


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




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 cup

200ml water

80 degrees


2-3 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