Margaret's Hope is a fruity Darjeeling with a great character. Special feature: it is invigorating and dark because of the greater proportion of Assam tea plants (20%) than Chinese plants on the plantation, something that is not very common in Darjeeling.
Dark, fruity, and full of character, it stimulates without overstimulating.
Appearance: small leaves rolled lengthwise
Color: dark brown with a few more coppery leaves
Fragrances: cooked fruit, jam, woody, spicy, liquorice
Fragrances: woody (both dry and "heavy" wood), fruity (grape note), floral and vegetal accents (close to the notes of aromatic herbs)
Color: coppery, orange
Flavor: slightly sweet
Aromas: a floral, very fruity attack (apple, grape), citrus, woody and a few honey, liquorice notes, combined with a freshness from the planty notes (fresh leaves)
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: very well balanced notes which make this lovely and long in the mouth, thanks to the astringent qualities
Suggestion of preparation
Steep 0.2oz (6g) of tea in 10fl oz (30 cl) of filtered water for 4 minutes at 185°F (85°C).
To prepare iced tea:
Steep 0.35 oz (10g) of tea in 4 cups of room temperature water for 30 minutes. When the infusion is finished, remove the tea leaves and place the liquor in the refrigerator to cool.