MARGARETS HOPE MUSCATEL 2012

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  • “Muscatel! If you've ever read a tasting note or tea review and read the word "muscatel" and wondered exactly what it might taste like - this is the tea to try. This tea will show you through...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks *Liberteas* I totally agree with your notes about this being the definition of MUSCATEL! So much so that at first I was thinking it was a bit bitter and woodsy/grassy and peppery and even...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Full review on March 16th on http://sororiteasisters.com/ but here are snippits: 2012 Margarets Hope Muscatel (2nd Flush) from Darjeeling Tea Lovers is such an easy tea to drink. It’s light...” Read full tasting note
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3. MARGARETS HOPE MUSCATEL BLACK TEA – 2nd FLUSH.

MARGARETS HOPE MUSCATEL comes from one of the best known gardens MARGARETS HOPE TEA GARDEN. The dry leaves are black and dark chocolate in colour with fresh floral notes to the nose.

When steeped for3 mins, it gives a brilliant deep golden liquor. It has a full bodied muscatel flavour with a distinct mint ‘twang’ in the nose. A perfect cup to make your evenings delightful.

DRY LEAVES: Fine sorted black and dark chocolate.
LIQUOR: Brilliant deep golden liquor with a distinct muscat nose.
INFUSION: Coppery with lot of green.

STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS:
Add flat tea spoonful per cup to pot of freshly boiled water (at about 90 degree Celsius). Steep for 3 mins, strain to cup and sip as it cools.

PLEASE NOTE THIS TEA CAN BE STEEPED SEVERAL TIMES FROM THE SAME LEAVES.

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Muscatel!

If you’ve ever read a tasting note or tea review and read the word “muscatel” and wondered exactly what it might taste like – this is the tea to try. This tea will show you through its amazing flavor what muscatel is. It is more than grape. It is a wine-like taste, grape, sure … but a fermented grape. Sweet and dry. Hints of black currant. Even notes of musky spice and wood. This tea has that. And it is SO good.

This is quite possibly one of the most pronounced muscatel tastes that I’ve yet to experience.

The tea itself is also a bit different from other Darjeeling teas that I’ve tried – which tend to be light, crisp and even a bit sparkling in nature. This tea has more of a Ceylon-like body, not quite as crisp and sparkling, it is more substantial. Smooth and silky. Sweet. Dry without a overwhelming astringency.

Just plain … amazing.

Azzrian

Mmmmm Muscat! So good!

Kiaharii

So I’m still learning about Darjeeling teas, but do you know if this is spring/summer/first flush/whatever. I’ve got a Margaret’s Hope (which is guess is the estate) Autumnal so I was just wondering. :)

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Thanks Liberteas
I totally agree with your notes about this being the definition of MUSCATEL!
So much so that at first I was thinking it was a bit bitter and woodsy/grassy and peppery and even a tad sour. After a few more sips…it grew on me! I started to appreciate it and enjoy it more. After pondering this flavor combo I realized…KAPOW! That’s what they were going for! It’s rare, unique, and makes you think! This is a conservational-piece-tea right here, folks! But VERY Muscatel!

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Full review on March 16th on http://sororiteasisters.com/ but here are snippits:

2012 Margarets Hope Muscatel (2nd Flush) from Darjeeling Tea Lovers is such an easy tea to drink. It’s light but full bodied, has that wonderful muscatel wine like flavor of fermented grapes, but is accompanied by an almost bubbly mouthfeel.

The more the tea cools the more rich and full it becomes. I find it reminding me almost of a pu-erh with notes ranging from peat, oaky, and other aged woods. While the cup begins rather light by the end of the more cooled cup it thickens up and becomes far heavier in the sip.

What an interesting tea! One everyone should try in order to understand a truly wonderful Darjeeling!

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