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Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea - Loose Leaf

Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea - Loose Leaf
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    Hints of currant give this blend an almost wine-like taste
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    The Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea blend from English Tea Store is a second flush tea that is a delicate tending astringent cup with the distinctive "Muscatel" character. The hints of currant create an almost wine-like taste.

    During the 1930's, the garden was owned by Mr. Bagdon who lived in London but visited the tea garden regularly. He had two daughters. The younger daughter named Margaret, who when she saw the tea garden fell in love with it, hoped one day she would have an opportunity to return. Sadly she fell ill on the ship during the return trip to England and died soon after. In her memory, her father changed the garden's name to Margaret's Hope. It is believed that she visits the estate bungalow from the western side, coming through the main guestroom and leaving from the study through the verandah to the tennis courts.

    The bushes at Margaret's Hope are almost entirely the Chinese Jat (genus) accounting for the green leafed tippy appearance of the manufactured leaf and the superb fragrance. Because the tea is grown at such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather the bushes do not grow quickly, and as such the production is limited. The best time of the year for quality is during "second-flush" (end May - end June). During this time, Darjeelings are incomparable to any other tea in the world. The fragrance and taste is a complex bouquet that reaches right out of the cup. Some would describe the taste as nutty; others find it reminds them of black currants, but most often it is described as similar to the taste and fragrance of muscat grapes.

    The are 3 main times of year for producing good quality Darjeelings:

    1st flush - Springtime harvested teas from late Feb. to mid April. The young leaves yield a light tea with generally intense muscatel with "point". A gentle afternoon tea.

    2nd flush - Harvested in June, these teas are more fully developed. The liquor is bright and the taste full and round excellent muscatel. An superb afternoon tea that is especially good with scones and raspberry conserve.

    Autumnal - Not always available depending upon the weather, they are typified by a round taste and coppery liquor. Excellent as a breakfast tea.

    How to Make Tea

    Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

    • First time trying English Tea Store's Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea?

      Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)

    Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 - 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

    Antioxidant Content: Very High - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

    Please Note: Packaging may read Margaret's Estate Tea

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  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin India
    Season Everyday
    Size 4oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Darjeeling
    Type Black Tea
    Type Darjeeling Tea
    Type Estate Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 17 Reviews

    17 Reviews

    • 5
      Tea

      Posted by Steve Edison on Aug 11th 2020

      Tastes great...priced right!

    • 5
      Margaret's Hope Darjeeling tea

      Posted by judy on Jul 31st 2020

      Excellent consistent fragrance and flavor everytime I order from English Tea Store. And I am very particular with this, my favorite tea!

    • 5
      MARGARET'S HOPE DARJEELING TEA - LOOSE LEAF

      Posted by Prof Mayfield on Jul 7th 2020

      This tea is excellent for both hot and ice tea.

    • 5
      Delightful

      Posted by DS Tea Lover on May 23rd 2020

      We decided to try Margaret's Hope Loose Leaf Tea a few years ago when we wanted a straight, unblended tea and wished to try darjeeling. It is wonderful. No wonder some call it the Champagne of teas! We find it needs a little longer to steep that other teas we use. We like it very much.

    • 5
      Margaret's Hope

      Posted by Jay_R on May 17th 2020

      Very good Darjeeling tea. Mild and just right.

    • 5
      Great tea !

      Posted by Avemaria on Apr 8th 2020

      Very happy with this. First time purchase of this product, I will be purchasing again. Very fragrant and love that it is loose.

    • 3
      Disappointed

      Posted by Arun on Sep 5th 2019

      I purchased Margaret’s Hope many times And liked it But what I got for my recent purchase tasted like OLD tea that has lost the Darjeeling flavor.

    • 5
      A nice tea!

      Posted by TzuChi on Apr 19th 2018

      A fresh and good quality tea, although I was expecting a stronger Darjeeling flavor from it. Beautiful floral taste lingers in the mouth and nose, and it is not astringent at all.

    • 4
      Not up to the hype

      Posted by Mike on Mar 24th 2018

      We have been enjoying this tea for decades from other purveyors and, more recently, from the English Tea Store. The recent delivery, however, for some reason doesn’t pass muster. The 1-pound bag contains a nice black tea but as for the Darjeeling taste and aftertaste, this product is just not up to snuff.

The Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea blend from English Tea Store is a second flush tea that is a delicate tending astringent cup with the distinctive "Muscatel" character. The hints of currant create an almost wine-like taste.

During the 1930's, the garden was owned by Mr. Bagdon who lived in London but visited the tea garden regularly. He had two daughters. The younger daughter named Margaret, who when she saw the tea garden fell in love with it, hoped one day she would have an opportunity to return. Sadly she fell ill on the ship during the return trip to England and died soon after. In her memory, her father changed the garden's name to Margaret's Hope. It is believed that she visits the estate bungalow from the western side, coming through the main guestroom and leaving from the study through the verandah to the tennis courts.

The bushes at Margaret's Hope are almost entirely the Chinese Jat (genus) accounting for the green leafed tippy appearance of the manufactured leaf and the superb fragrance. Because the tea is grown at such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather the bushes do not grow quickly, and as such the production is limited. The best time of the year for quality is during "second-flush" (end May - end June). During this time, Darjeelings are incomparable to any other tea in the world. The fragrance and taste is a complex bouquet that reaches right out of the cup. Some would describe the taste as nutty; others find it reminds them of black currants, but most often it is described as similar to the taste and fragrance of muscat grapes.

The are 3 main times of year for producing good quality Darjeelings:

1st flush - Springtime harvested teas from late Feb. to mid April. The young leaves yield a light tea with generally intense muscatel with "point". A gentle afternoon tea.

2nd flush - Harvested in June, these teas are more fully developed. The liquor is bright and the taste full and round excellent muscatel. An superb afternoon tea that is especially good with scones and raspberry conserve.

Autumnal - Not always available depending upon the weather, they are typified by a round taste and coppery liquor. Excellent as a breakfast tea.

How to Make Tea

Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • First time trying English Tea Store's Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea?

    Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)

Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 - 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

Antioxidant Content: Very High - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Please Note: Packaging may read Margaret's Estate Tea

Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin India
Season Everyday
Size 4oz
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Darjeeling
Type Black Tea
Type Darjeeling Tea
Type Estate Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

17 Reviews

  • 5
    Tea

    Posted by Steve Edison on Aug 11th 2020

    Tastes great...priced right!

  • 5
    Margaret's Hope Darjeeling tea

    Posted by judy on Jul 31st 2020

    Excellent consistent fragrance and flavor everytime I order from English Tea Store. And I am very particular with this, my favorite tea!

  • 5
    MARGARET'S HOPE DARJEELING TEA - LOOSE LEAF

    Posted by Prof Mayfield on Jul 7th 2020

    This tea is excellent for both hot and ice tea.

  • 5
    Delightful

    Posted by DS Tea Lover on May 23rd 2020

    We decided to try Margaret's Hope Loose Leaf Tea a few years ago when we wanted a straight, unblended tea and wished to try darjeeling. It is wonderful. No wonder some call it the Champagne of teas! We find it needs a little longer to steep that other teas we use. We like it very much.

  • 5
    Margaret's Hope

    Posted by Jay_R on May 17th 2020

    Very good Darjeeling tea. Mild and just right.

  • 5
    Great tea !

    Posted by Avemaria on Apr 8th 2020

    Very happy with this. First time purchase of this product, I will be purchasing again. Very fragrant and love that it is loose.

  • 3
    Disappointed

    Posted by Arun on Sep 5th 2019

    I purchased Margaret’s Hope many times And liked it But what I got for my recent purchase tasted like OLD tea that has lost the Darjeeling flavor.

  • 5
    A nice tea!

    Posted by TzuChi on Apr 19th 2018

    A fresh and good quality tea, although I was expecting a stronger Darjeeling flavor from it. Beautiful floral taste lingers in the mouth and nose, and it is not astringent at all.

  • 4
    Not up to the hype

    Posted by Mike on Mar 24th 2018

    We have been enjoying this tea for decades from other purveyors and, more recently, from the English Tea Store. The recent delivery, however, for some reason doesn’t pass muster. The 1-pound bag contains a nice black tea but as for the Darjeeling taste and aftertaste, this product is just not up to snuff.

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