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

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Apr 08, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFMHMW | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE MT-0018
CERTIFICATIONS


17 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 11
  • Freshness 10
  • Unique Flavor Profile 10
  • High Quality 9
  • Smooth Body 8

Dislikes

  • No Flavor 1
  • Weak 1
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 7
  • Evening 6
  • Morning 5
  • Dessert Tea 3
  • Afternoon 2

Mohan

Feb. 7, 2017

An exceptional white tea

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

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Most of what is written in the description is true. It describes the flavor profile very accurately. I love this tea. I like to treat myself to this expensive tea on the day I have the time in the morning or the day I feel special on waking up. Upto 3 infusions are possible. Water at 75 deg celcius, infusions of upto 3, 5 and 6.5 minutes taste delicious.

Margaret

Nov. 29, 2016

excellent light tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Nice light tea. Excellent aroma. Very refreshing for any time of day.

debasish

Aug. 22, 2016

very subtle,very soft

Likes : High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Evening, Dessert Tea.

i prefer to oversteep this tea in tepid water. the nose is absolutely a floral whiff (first steep). second steep- fruity + chinary ,slight lavendar. taste-complex . colour-light golden. extremely subtle overall.

Piotr

April 26, 2016

Delicate spring tea, fragrant and smooth

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Very fresh and fragrant leaves. Delicate, fruity and smooth infusion. Really nice! Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Ian

March 25, 2016

Lovely tea with good light flavour!

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

Good tea. When viewed in a glass pot, it looks very light, but has a lovely floral and fresh flavour when drunk. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

albert

Jan. 25, 2016

great white tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Evening.

If you like white teas, this is a great value. Smooth taste with delicate aroma. It is important to use enough tea and not steep too long.

Kevin

Jan. 25, 2016

Light Flavor, Crisp, Clean Taste

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Anytime.

I really enjoyed the light flavor of this tea. I re-steeped the tea several times throughout the day (and over-steeped a few time) without experiencing any bitterness. My only negative note is that it is a very subtle flavor.

Kirsty

Oct. 17, 2015

Floral

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Evening.

Delicate white tea which is floral. Definitely picked up geranium notes as well as mango. Good for anytime. Pricey but quality is superb.

Sara

Oct. 16, 2015

Very nice

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

Best Served : Morning.

Very nice and gentle tea. Even when it was steeped a little to long I was able to enjoy it without any hint of bitterness.

Alexandra Kimmel

Sept. 27, 2015

One of the best white teas!

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

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Not everyone likes white teas, but this one is a unique experience! It is quite different from all other white teas and it is one of the best of them! No bitterness or too much grassy taste, just flowers , fruits and well rounded flavour. It is worth to try even if you usually don't drink whites - you won;t be dissapointed! The only bad thing about it - is the price. :) This tea is for special occasion.

Carolyn

Sept. 12, 2015

Great Breakfast Tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning.

This is the perfect tea for breakfast.

Jodie

Sept. 9, 2015

Very nice

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Very nice white tea. I love the aroma.

Ron

Aug. 17, 2015

Perfectly balanced and smooth

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This is the best tea we have tried!!! There is no bitterness and the flavor is rich and smooth

Marin

Aug. 12, 2015

Delicate

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Evening.

I've never enjoyed white tea until I tried Margaret's Hope Moonlight. Tea is very delicate and I love the fruity aroma. Utterly enjoyable evening cup of tea.

Emma

July 16, 2015

Excellent!

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

Best Served : Anytime.

The tea is just wonderful, I have never tried a white tea that tasted as good as this.

Alexander

May 4, 2015

Kudos to Margaret!

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

I am not sure who Margaret is exactly, but she definitely deserves a big hug for her outstanding cup of tea! The thing that I like best about this tea is the texture of the liquor as it hits your palate. The flavor isn't necessarily as strong as other white teas, but it's aroma is super fresh and you can tell that the leaves that produced the tea are very young and full of life. I like to drink this tea in the afternoon, but it certainly can be drank at any time. It has a very smooth body and if steeped correctly, the resulting liquor will be almost bronze in color. A very excellent tea overall.

Chris

Nov. 22, 2014

Good but...

Likes : High Quality.

Make sure you use enough leaf! It is easy for this to be too weak if you use too little leaf. Lean toward 2 tsp rather than 1. But, it is very good! There's nothing not to like about it.

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