Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Autumn Flush 2012 FTGFOP1

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Darjeeling Tea
Flavors
Nutty
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by sherapop
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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Margaret’s Hope Tea Estate Darjeeling
Darjeeling District
West Bengal, India

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Today’s batch of Norbu Margaret’s Hope Autumn Flush Darjeeling was not quite as good as the last one, but I blame the infuser. I used a glass contraption which allowed some of the smaller leaves to slip through, so they sat there in the bottom of the pot (and glass), adding just a touch of bitterness.

Darjeeling is so sensitive to brewing parameters, in my experience. I wonder whether the darjeeling detractors are aware of this? One little mistake can turn an excellent tea into a borderline unpleasant experience!

To be honest, I have never really thought of darjeeling as black tea. It’s too temperamental and cannot really be consumed with cream. My Platonic Form of black tea remains Assam, but I am beginning to explore the China black teas, having learned that “China black” is not a dirty word, though the rampant use of inferior China blacks as the base for flavored teas has led countless people to believe that—myself included, until only recently.

Back to this darjeeling. I need to take a picture of the dried leaves (purchased from Norbu). This tea is so beautiful, with spindly leaves of all different shades.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
boychik

I read somewhere it’s oolong

sherapop

Really? Seriously, boychik? How interesting!

sherapop

Thanks, boychik! I just read the article on darjeeling at Wiki. Wow, I feel proud to have deduced this from my experience. ;-)

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