Until today my experience with Darjeelings was limited to having tried 2 different first flush Darjeelings which were okay but not my favorite tea. I have always wanted to try a Margaret’s Hope darjeeling though…I mean, I almost HAVE to since my name is Margaret.
This is tea 1 of 4 from my most recent 52teas order. The dry tea smelled more like an Earl Grey to me than a creamy dreamsicle flavor, but that was remedied after brewing. I originally tried this plain which was very nice with a light creamy orange flavor complemented by the muscatel from the Darjeeling. However, I think this tea is meant to have a bit of half and half. I was careful to put just a tiny bit because I didn’t want to overpower the subtle notes of the Darjeeling.
This tea really rocks with the addition of half and half! It is truly like eating a Dreamsicle while sipping on a cup of Darjeeling. Wow, I can’t believe that I waited so long to order this! I really think I’ll be more likely to seek out different Darjeelings now, as long as they aren’t first flush which really isn’t my thing. Another standout from 52teas, I will be shocked if I ever have a tea that I don’t love from this company.