Margaret's Hope Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2022)

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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 03/2022 exclusively available with VAHDAM® India
    • Unblended, Single Estate from one of the top Darjeeling tea-estate
    • Sourced directly from the estate within days of plucking
    • Vacuum Packed and Sealed at source for garden freshness & flavor
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    About the Tea
    Date of Picking/Harvest - 23rd March 2022
    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 - 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
    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 delightfully green with silvery tips, and make a sweet, light, and decadent cup with a distinct hue of Spring flowers.

    What is so special about Single Estate?

    Unlike teas blended with teas from multiple estates, Single Estate teas are from a single tea estate and not blended with any other teas. VAHDAM® India'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® India 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 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 8 reviews
    Richard Loader
    Wonderful product

    The original delivery vacuum packaging, combined with the use packaging provided by VAHDAM to retain freshness keeps this excellent product in first class condition through our use. The tea brews a beautifully delicate, subtle and clear liquor that can be enjoyed on copious quantities

    Jodie Armstrong
    Birthday tea

    My package arrived from, Vahdam the day before my Birthday, I quickly unwrapped it and selected the Margret’s Hope for my first cup. The next morning I packed the donkey panniers with my tea basket, picnic rug and my packet of Vahdam Margret’s Hope. As we hiked through the bush the donkeys browsed and walked whilst I enjoyed the views. After a few hours I found a clearing, tied the donkeys to an olive tree and unpacked the picnic rug and tea set. With the sun shining I made a pot of Vahdam Margret’s Hope tea, I poured a cup for myself and one for the donkeys, I enjoyed the lovely clarity and fine tannins of Margret’s Hope, the donkeys just slurped. It was a perfect birthday.

    Christine M.
    So nice.

    We have enjoyed this particular tea for several years. A good Darjeeling flavour, with not too much astringency.

    Celia S.
    Excellent taste

    Suberb flavour for relaxing

    Amanda R
    Delicious tea

    My early morning tea for a couple of months now - this lovely Darjeeling makes me feel more human even on dark mornings.

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    Margaret's Hope Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2022)

    Margaret's Hope Premium Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea (DJ 03/2022)