Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Second Flush
Due to their unique characteristics and delicate aroma, Darjeeling teas, from the mountainous Darjeeling region of India, are often called the “Champagne of Tea.” Unlike teas grown in lower altitudes, they have only four harvest periods: first flush (spring); “in between” (late spring); second flush (summer); and autumnal. Each crop produces a different tasting tea, with the earlier crops tending light and flowery and later crops becoming progressively fuller bodied and fruity. Be careful not to over-steep Darjeelings—they are quite sensitive!
Margaret’s Hope estate has produced a very likeable medium-bodied Darjeeling with a fruity and slightly nutty flavor. Quite smooth and pleasant. A great afternoon tea at a good value. Good hot or for iced tea. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 2-3 minutes in freshly boiled water.