A lovely Darjeeling from the Margaret's Hope gardens at the foothills of the Himalayas where the cool climate and rich, fertile soil create ideal growing conditions.
It makes a wonderful tea due its muscatel and fruity flavour with hints of currant that create an almost wine-like taste.
Darjeeling tea is renowned for its excellence and often displays muscatel flavours and floral aromas. Darjeeling lies to the northeast of India, among the Himalayas, in the state of West Bengal. Every morning, as the mist rises from the mountains, tea pluckers make their way up the steep mountain paths toward the 87 gardens that have been producing the black teas of Darjeeling. The gardens are in fact plantations that, at times, stretch over hundreds of acres. But, they are still ‘gardens', because all tea grown here carries the name of the estate, or garden, in which it is grown.
Tea Grade: TGFOP
The TGFOP grade is one of the highest grades of tea, indicating whole, unbroken leaves that have a high percentage of tips. The presence of tips on tea leaves adds to the flavour and aromas.