- Sri Lanka
- Selection of Great Classics
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 overexciting.
Dry leaves :
Aspect: small leaves rolled lengthwise
Colour: dark brown with a few more coppery leaves
Scents: cooked fruit, jam, woody, spicy, liquorice
Colour: coppery, orange
Texture: au départ une texture très lisse, puis une fine astringence qui tapisse le fond de la bouche
Flavours: 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
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.