12 Tasting Notes
Yes, this tea is more tannic than most Darjeelings…it’s bold, a deeper amber than other SFTGFOP’s I’ve had from Mariage Freres. The first year I had it – I think 2010? – it was more floral, rose-hinted almost – but I haven’t perceived that rose note in the last two years.
I usually brew Margaret’s Hope at 5 degrees f lower than boiling because of the higher levels of tannins.
A flavored darjeeling…light body, lightly favored – honey-vanilla with a touch of something floral. Very pleasant if you’re not into strongly-flavored teas.
I didn’t get any bergamot, but they may have changed the flavor in the last year.