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Margaret's Hope Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 178/2021)

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Rare and superlative Muscatel tea harvested from select China bushes at arguably the most romantic tea estates in Darjeeling, mid-bodied and bright amber, with the elusive Muscatel flavour.
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 1st June 2021
    All VAHDAM® India Darjeeling Teas are sourced directly from the plantations within days of harvest, cleaned & vacuum sealed at source in India to preserve freshness & aroma. The teas are then shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in the United States and then delivered to your doorstep. Experience tea, as fresh as in the gardens.
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    INVOICE NO.
    DJ 178
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    Grade
    FTGFOP 1
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    SEASON
    Summer / Second Flush
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    CAFFEINE
    Medium Caffeine
    About the Tea Estate
    Located at an altitude of 6,000 ft, Margaret's Hope has nearly all Chinese bushes which give its teas a signature exquisite flavour and fragrance. The estate also makes the rare Moonlight teas in extremely limited quantities.
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    Location
    Darjeeling, India
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    Bushes
    China
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    Altitude
    6,000 ft
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    Ingredients for getting after it.

    Black Tea

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    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark-coppery with a pronounced bloom, stylish and well-made leaves with delicate tips
    Aroma - Decidedly sweet with clear woody and toasty layers, not too different from ripened prunes and hints of peaches
    Taste - Smooth and supple cup with a pleasing sweetness all round the palate, with exquisite notes of hazelnuts and hyacinths around the edges and ephemeral aroma of muscat grapes that lingers long after
    Steeping Instructions
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    Certified the Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Darjeeling CTM Licence No. - DJ/590/27092016/T
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    Tea Board of India Licence

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    Darjeeling CTM Licence

    Most of the Darjeeling being sold across the world is blended with other region teas to earn higher profits. Always choose a trusted source for your Darjeeling Tea with a valid CTM licence.

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    All VAHDAM® India products are procured directly from plantation & farmers and cooperatives within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at our BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in various parts of the world. By eliminating all unnecessary middlemen, we are also able to retain all earnings in the region where they are grown and nurtured by millions of farmers with immense love, care, and passion. A process which ultimately helps every farmer get a better price for their produce.

    All VAHDAM® India products are procured directly from plantation & farmers and cooperatives within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at our BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in various parts of the world....

    All VAHDAM® India products are procured directly from plantation & farmers and cooperatives within days of harvest, packaged garden fresh at our BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility in India and shipped directly to our fulfillment centers in various parts of the world. By eliminating all unnecessary middlemen, we are also able to retain all earnings in the region where they are grown and nurtured by millions of farmers with immense love, care, and passion. A process which ultimately helps every farmer get a better price for their produce.

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    After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Post 10+ quality checkpoints for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. these are vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminum-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperature-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Further, required quantities are packed in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.

    Customer Reviews

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    Anara Abulkhassanova

    The quality of product is very good. Unfortunately the order arrived with a big delay and until today a part of tea ordered is missing.

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    Amelia
    Quality tea, packaged well, and excellent price

    My usual tea is "Elmwood Inns -- Ying Ming Yunan black tea". I have a subscription for that tea that gets me a pound every two months. It is still my favorite.I purchased this Assam Black because my subscription leaves me slightly short. It comes in a resealable, opaque bag. The tea looks fine, with no sticks or other adulterants. I smells a little grassy when you smell it in the bag, but I didn't notice that once it was brewed. I steeped it for 3 minutes with one stir during the steeping (when I was in Chinatown in San Francisco that is what the woman who did a tea service for us did, so I've been doing it ever since). I don't over steep it because I don't want it bitter.I thought the tea was smooth, flavorful, and generally an excellent tea. It is a bit cheaper than my usual and will make a good tea to switch off with my usual Ying Ming Yunan. I'd buy it again.

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    Patricia Hunter
    Great tea

    This is a delicious satisfying cup of tea. I like strong tea and this is perfect for me without having to use too much of the tea leaves.

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    Sophia
    Great tea

    This is a delicious satisfying cup of tea. I like strong tea and this is perfect for me without having to use too much of the tea leaves.

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    Maria
    Very flavorful tea

    Nice, flavorful tea. I've been looking for a tea with more flavor than the standard tea bags and this is it. The price is excellent as well

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    Margaret's Hope Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 178/2021)

    Margaret's Hope Muscatel Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea (DJ 178/2021)

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