Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope First Flush 2021: Just flown in!
This Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope First Flush is from one of the most celebrated of Darjeeling’s gardens. It has produced a superb First Flush for 2021. This FTGFOP1 grade tea is noticeably tippy and green and pale brown in colour with a deep, freshly floral aroma. In the cup it is pale amber with that wonderful muscatel character and a surprising smoothness for a first flush. It has a fabulously sweet and heady aroma. Drinking this delicate tea is a real delight. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly drawn and boiled water and infuse for four minutes.
Margaret’s Hope is probably the most famous of Darjeeling’s gardens. Established in 1865 by Mr Cruikshank beside the Balsun river, at an altitude of up to 5000 ft. near to Kurseong. Tragically his daughter Margaret died on the long voyage home to England and he re-named the garden in the hope that he would be forever reminded of her. Margaret’s Hope takes seriously its welfare responsibilities to its staff and has improved housing, water supply and medical facilities.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope First Flush has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our tough resealable packets contain a moisture barrier to ensure freshness is maintained and are specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
You may order our full-colour, 33 page new tea guide, available as a clickable pdf for download. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.