Margaret's Hope Estate TGBOP CH Second Flush (DJ-207) (TD24)

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Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “Yeah this is going to start off rather tl;dr. I am not in a good mood. I forgot about getting a jury summons for tomorrow, I thought maybe I wouldn’t have to go because I’m in a standby group so I...” Read full tasting note

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A quality BOP selection from a perennially popular estate. With a gentle, muscatel note and soft astringency, this selection is sure to please the second flush enthusiast. A 1-1 1/2 minute steep-time is recommended.

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Yeah this is going to start off rather tl;dr.

I am not in a good mood. I forgot about getting a jury summons for tomorrow, I thought maybe I wouldn’t have to go because I’m in a standby group so I didn’t look much at it otherwise. Now, that I of course have to go, I finally see the small print on the back about excusing students. I look it up on their website and they just defer you until a long break and will only do a deferment in “extreme emergencies” on the day you report. So I have no idea if I should try that tomorrow or just suck it up and hope it’s just for one day. Luck hasn’t exactly been on my side so far. ARGH.

I am in the last group so I may just have to sit around all day, which is what I’d do in class anyway.

And then my favorite way to stream hockey got shut down and so now I have to listen to announcers in English and I’m not pleased, not to mention it keeps stopping.

So. The tea. It’s not exactly pretty being a broken leaf grade, but when you’ve been wanting to try a Margaret’s Hope Darjeeling, you take what you can afford at the time. It steeps very quickly, the suggested time is 1 – 1 1/2 minutes so I went with 1 1/4. It’s very dark even for a 75 second steep.

It’s very sweet, probably the sweetest tasting Darjeeling I’ve had. There’s very little astringency. I had expected it to be astringent given the leaf quality but it’s hardly astringent at all. It’s just completely delicious sweet grape tasting.

15g of this tea was a dollar. A dollar. I completely forgot how much this one cost and now I am legitimately amazed because it’s so good. I’ll probably buy the 125g for $6.40 at some point because this is definitely something I could see myself drinking every day when I want a Darjeeling fix but don’t want to use something more pricey.

Dylan Oxford

Seems like a pretty fair price! I’m curious about the whole darjeeling thing, so I may have to try this one.

And you’re making me self conscious about the length of my notes ;)


I’d definitely say this is a good starter. I have one that’s just called “Organic Darjeeling” so jumping into all these long crazy name ones is intimidating so I hope to help others!

the only reason I said tl;dr was because it was just complain complain complain lol, I only judge my own post lengths!

Dylan Oxford

I understand the whole long name thing. I only recently found out what the whole SGTFOMGFOP1 stuff meant!


I still have to go look at what ever it means because no matter what it does always just look like WTFOMGFOP. Maybe I’ll move to Darjeeling and buy an estate and rename it that.

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, and have something mock-serious to back it up. No really, this is our Westminster Tea From Our Maharaj Garden, I swear.

Wiki actually breaks it down pretty well if you look up Orange Pekoe.


Pardon my ignorance, but what does ‘tl;dr’ mean?? I actually have more of an idea as to what the darjeeling prefixes mean than that!


Haha, it’s short for “too long; didn’t read.”

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