Margaret's Hope Moonlight Spring White Tea

description

This year's 'Moonlight' from Margaret's Hope is exceptionally smooth and tipped with delicate fragrance and flavors of white flowers. It has a certain amount of restraint which is uncommon in white teas from Darjeeling, which are more known for their heady aroma and flavor peaks. Where this tea stands out is in its subtle complexity and velvety texture.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Bright with a distinct raw note, similar to unripe tropical fruit, along with soft notes of citrus blossom and lily.

appearance

Champagne

taste

The liquor is light but velvety smooth, ample, and tipped with delicate floral flavors. Mellow notes of waxy white flowers, similar to lily of the valley, define the aromatic profile of the tea. Oaky notes are also discernible in the cup along with mellow notes of muskmelon, noticeable more in the aftertaste. The second steep is pleasantly sweet and floral.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own.

dry leaf

aroma

Slightly bright and nutty with hints milk chocolate, sweet herbs, and dried apple

appearance

Dark green, well-rolled leaves with plump pale green, silver-haired buds along with some dark green and bright green leaf cuttings.

infusion

aroma

Lemony, floral, and slightly vegetal

appearance

Bright olive green leaves, some with rich brown hues, and pale green unopened buds

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

176F -185F

2.5 tsp / 0.09 oz

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - 2

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
08-04-2017
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFMHMW | GRADE FTGFOP1
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