Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Second Flush Tea Pyramid Tea Bags

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Margaret's Hope TGFOP Darjeeling Tea is a luxurious and eco-friendly tea that combines the taste of a premium second-flush Darjeeling with the ease of biodegradable, plastic-free pyramid tea bags. This tea is of the Tippy Golden, Flowery, Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) grade. It is grown on the Margaret's Hope Tea Estate lush slopes in Darjeeling. Each cup is rich and flavourful.

First-Flush Darjeeling vs. Second-Flush

First-flush Darjeeling teas are known for their light, floral, and refreshing taste. Second-flush Darjeeling teas, like Margaret's Hope, have a deeper flavour profile with an unmistakable muscatel character. During the second harvest season, from May to June, the tea plants soak up the rich nutrients and rain; this gives the tea its unique flavour.

Margaret's Hope Tea Estate: Altitude and Rainfall

The Margaret's Hope Tea Estate is between 3,000 and 6,800 feet above sea level and in the middle of Darjeeling. This high elevation and the fact that it rains about 120 inches a year make it the perfect place to grow the best tea leaves that have made Darjeeling teas famous worldwide.

Margaret's Hope: The Story Behind the Name

In honour of his daughter Margaret, the garden's manager, Mr Cruickshank, gave it the name Margaret's Hope at the beginning of the 20th century. Tragically, Margaret fell in love with the estate's beautiful scenery during a visit. However, on a return trip to the estate, she fell ill with a tropical disease and died. The estate was named Margaret's Hope in her honour, and its tea is still a reminder of how much she loved the area.

How to Prepare Margaret's Hope TGFOP Darjeeling Pyramid Tea Bags

Pyramid serving portion: 1 Pyramid Tea Bag per 250ml cup
Water temperature: Boiling - 100° C
Brewing Time: 3 - 7 minutes

Recipe: How to Make a Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea Cocktail

Try this delicious Darjeeling Tea Collins for a new take on an old favourite:
Ingredients:

  • 2 Margaret's Hope Darjeeling pyramid tea bags
  • 4 oz boiling water
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Maple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Ice
  • For decoration, a slice of lemon and a mint sprig

Instructions:

  • Steep the Margaret's Hope Darjeeling tea bags in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes,
  • Take the tea bags out and let the tea cool.
  • In the meantime, put the gin, lemon juice, and Maple syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker
  • Shake hard for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a highball glass with ice, top with club soda
  • Decorate with a slice of lemon and a mint sprig.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:
Luxury Black Tea
ORIGIN:
Darjeeling, India. Grown: 6800 ft above sea level
CAFFEINE:
Approx between 27- 35mg per cup
LEAVES:
Orthodox Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
AROMA:
Complex Bouquet, hints of currant and Muscat Grapes
COLOUR:
Bright, light infusion
TASTE:
Distinctive Muscatel character with slight astringency
WELL BEING:
Alert, Energised, Refreshed, Different, Special, Inspired
SERVING GUIDE:
Popular
FLAVOUR:
Muscatel
FLAVOUR:
Light Bodied
HARMONISATION CODE < 3Kg:
0902300000
HARMONISATION CODE > 3Kg:
0902400000