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Margaret’s Hope. Isn’t that a nice name? Shades of a young wife standing on her widow’s walk with sea spray blowing in her face waiting for her true love to sail back home…

…which has little do to with this really fine, fruity and grapey Darjeeling. I have maybe just enough (courtesy of the lovely jacquelinem) to try a small pot’s worth chilled, which I’m thinking would be elegantly refreshing.

ashmanra

Ummm, I hate to break it to you, but Margaret hoped to run the plantation for her dad one day, but died as a young teen on the ship back to England. Legend says that when it is time to pick the tea, her ghost walks through the big house in India and the curtains flutter as she passes through. Her Dad renamed the plantation in her honor. Sniff. Sniff.

This may all simply be excellent marketing! LOL!

gmathis

When I get time, I’ll write the novelization :)

JacquelineM

ashmanra, thank you for the story! I had never heard it!

Bonnie

Uh oh we have another story teller in our midst! Come on!

ashmanra

http://steepster.com/teas/culinary-teas/12128-margarets-hope-2nd-flush-ftgfop-darjeeling
I finally found where I first saw the story, and it was here on Steepster all along!

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ashmanra

Ummm, I hate to break it to you, but Margaret hoped to run the plantation for her dad one day, but died as a young teen on the ship back to England. Legend says that when it is time to pick the tea, her ghost walks through the big house in India and the curtains flutter as she passes through. Her Dad renamed the plantation in her honor. Sniff. Sniff.

This may all simply be excellent marketing! LOL!

gmathis

When I get time, I’ll write the novelization :)

JacquelineM

ashmanra, thank you for the story! I had never heard it!

Bonnie

Uh oh we have another story teller in our midst! Come on!

ashmanra

http://steepster.com/teas/culinary-teas/12128-margarets-hope-2nd-flush-ftgfop-darjeeling
I finally found where I first saw the story, and it was here on Steepster all along!

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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