Margaret's Hope Moonlight Summer White Tea

description

Much like its spring equivalent, the summer moonlight' white tea from Darjeeling's Margaret's Hope estate is a tea we look forward to every year. This season, we found ourselves thoroughly immersed in the sweet flavors of aromatic white flowers and mango, made better by the velvety smooth texture of the brew.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Fresh, floral and lemony, similar to magnolia, along with hints of oak wood.

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor is incredibly soft, smooth, clean-flavored and sweet. While middle is fresh, slightly green and floral, resembling a budding gardenia, mango candy-like notes are discernible towards the back. The sweet-floral notes are more prominent in the second steep.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own

dry leaf

aroma

Features sweet floral and creamy notes in the attack and toasted nuts in the release

appearance

Long, leggy, blackish-green leaves, powder green buds and whole, brown leaves and green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Soft vegetal notes with hints of herbs and aromatic flowers

appearance

Mix of pale, unopened buds and brownish-green and coppery-colored whole leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Jun 10, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU SFMHMW | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-264
CERTIFICATIONS


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Likes

  • Great Aroma 1
  • High Quality 1
  • Freshness 1
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1
  • Smooth Body 0

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 1
  • Morning 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0
  • Anytime 0

Stephen

July 14, 2016

An herb garden in a cup

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This is a very herbaceous, floral Darjeeling white. Whereas Thurbo has aromas of honeysuckle and fresh fruit, Margaret's Hope is a garden of lavender—LOTS of lavender—gardenias, and a little bit of basil. Not quite as complex as the Thurbo, but unquestionably unique. If you prefer the greener, more floral side of Darjeeling whites, this is a must-buy.

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