Margaret's Hope Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2021)

Loose Leaf

A very early invoice made form the new, young shoots and buds, herbaceously sweet and delighfully floral, harvest at the onset of Spring from one of the most romatic tea estates in Darjeeling
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    • 100% Certified Pure Darjeeling Tea under CTM No. DJ/590/27092016/T of the Tea Board of India
    • Invoice No. DJ 03/2021 exclusively available with Vahdam India
    • Unblended, Single-estate from one of the top Darjeeling tea-estate
    • Sourced Direct from the estate within days of plucking
    • Vacuum Packed and Sealed at source for garden-freshness & flavour
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 26th March 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.
    DJ 03
    Spring/First Flush
    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.
    Darjeeling, India
    6,000 ft
    Tasting Notes
    Appearance - Dark-coppery and light-green, well-rolled and even leaves, with generous silvery tipes
    Aroma - Sweet and decadent, with subtle grassy notes and sublime hues of alyssum and hints of woody pine
    Taste - Crisp and light-bodied, a clean palate that resonates with clear notes of honeysuckle sweetness, intermingling with layers of ripened mangoes in the middle, and riveting finish of lightly roasted nuts
    Steeping Instructions

    Water - 180ml Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered.


    Temperature 85-90 C / 194-212 F


    Leaves 2g


    Steeping 5 minutes


    Condiments Add sugar or honey as per taste


    To be served without milk.


    Best Consumed - Hot

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is First Flush?

    First Flush is the first harvest of the season. In Darjeeling, the First Flush teas are harvested with the onset of Spring around the first week of March.

    What makes First Flush Teas highly-prized around the world?

    First Flush teas from Darjeeling are highly sought after by connoisseurs for their signature freshness and fragrance. The young leaves are deligtfully green with silvery tips, and make a sweet, light and decadant cup with a distint hue of Spring flowers.

    What is so speical about Single Estate?

    Unlike teas blended with teas from many estates, Single Estate teas are from a single tea estate and not blended with any other teas. VAHDAM's Single Estate teas also mention Invoice No. and Date of Plucking of the teas - identifying the exact lot that is available only with VAHDAM and no one else!

    Are these really from the famous Darjeeling tea growing region?

    Yes! All 100% Pure Darjeeling Teas come with the Tea Board of India's DARJEELING TEA logo. This logo is allowed only for 100% genuine and authentic Darjeeling teas, and is a guarantee that you are buying a certified Darjeeling Tea.

    How are the Teas packaged?

    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

    Based on 1574 reviews
    dejan stampar
    Margaret's Hope Premium FF

    Year 2021 in Margaret's Hope estate shows one of (for my taste) most interesting FF Darjeelings I've ever tried. It reminds me of an extremely good fresh oolong and what surprises me even more: second infusion is excellent as well, no matter if you forget to remove the tea from your cup and drink it cold an hour 'too late'. Top!

    S. Sallard
    good teas with a good price and a good service + I did a good action

    Vahdam is selling good teas with a good price. It is my point of view and everyone is free to make her/his own opinion.
    The delivery is fast and the products are in perfect shape. Opening the bags sealed under vacuum brings lots of nice flavors to smell. The bags provided are easy to close and useful to store the tea. The suggestions provided from Vahdam for the tea preparations have, up to now, always suited my taste.
    In addition, Vahdam claims to support child education and poor laborers in India. I believe that as a consumer, my actions have social impact. If my shopping could help, even only a little bit, people in need both for present and future, I would be glad and thankful to Vahdam.

    Божественный вкус.

    Это лучший дарджилинг, который я пил. Вкус потрясающий: насыщенный, мягкий, полный. С яркой нотой вначале, длительным послевкусием в конце. Каждый глоток - маленькое чудо.

    Mr. O.
    Completely solid English Breakfast tea with lovely bouquet

    English breakfast teas are not just one thing. Everyone has their perfect cuppa in memory and then goes searching for that. One of Vahdam's more affordable teas, this does the job for me. It's rich, malty, not too coppery, with hints of fig and grass. The bouquet is alluring. The only thing missing to my mind is a bit of smokiness. But that is a quibble. This is now a staple for me.

    great teas to enjoy

    I have been buying Vahdam teas for several years now. Just enjoy them so much I stopped buying other brands of loose teas. Consistent quality and very unique flavor profiles. Just a great over all breakfast tea

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