Discover Margaret’s Hope tea, which is a First Flush Darjeeling tea, whose delicacy and fineness reflect the romantic story that lies behind its name!
Our Margaret’s Hope Tea First Flush Darjeeling is surely the most famous and the finest type of Darjeeling Tea! The story behind this first flush Darjeeling tea is very romantic, though a bit tragic.
This tea owes its name to Margaret who was the daughter of Mr Bagdon, the original founder of the Tea Estate in Darjeeling. In 1870 Mr. Bagdon, Margaret’s father, was the first to plant tea on the southwest ridge of the Balsun River in Darjeeling in India. He named his tea estate Bara Ringtong. Young Margaret fell in love with the beautiful landscapes of the area where the Himalayan Mountains rose out from the Kurseong Valley.
Margaret and her mother left England to visit the tea estate but, sadly, Margaret took ill during the journey and passed away.
Overwhelmed by grief, her parents renamed the tea estate after their daughter and now, in living memory of Margaret, one of the finest and most exquisite Darjeeling teas (known as “the champagne of teas” due to its finest quality and delicate taste), Margaret’s Hope Tea, is produced there.
Margaret’s Hope Tea First Flush Darjeeling is one of our most elegant tea types, therefore, it would be an excellent choice for afternoon tea!
Indian Black Tea
India is the greatest tea production country in the world! About 900,000 tons of Indian black tea is exported to other countries yearly. However, tea cultivation is rather recent in India, as it did not exist there until the 19th century. The reason why the Indians started growing tea is because India was a British colony. In addition, Indian climate is very suitable for tea cultivation.
Therefore, similar to their Sri Lankan peers, the Indians wanted to boost their economy. And that is when tea production came in handy. Most tea that comes from India is black.
There are 3 main regions of tea production in India: Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri.
The tea coming from Nilgiri is not the best-known tea, because it is produced in relatively small quantities. However, given that it grows at very high altitudes, it has a very delicate taste. Therefore, many refined tea lovers hold this tea in great awe.
On the other hand, Assam Loose Leaf tea and Fine Darjeeling tea are, indeed, very famous. Bedford tea is proud to offer you an extensive collection of Indian Black tea, where you can find both these teas.
Margaret’s Hope Tea First Flush Darjeeling is surely a very elegant tea, with a very charming story behind it. Another tea, whose story is just as engaging, and also includes travelling of some kind, though not at all tragic, is our Russian Caravan Tea! The sophistication, originality and spirit of this tea are most gripping!
Finally, would you be more inclined to indulge in our Margaret’s Hope Tea without the necessity to wash your teapot afterwards? If so, we can offer you a wide-ranging choice of Tea Accessories, that will come in handy here!
Margaret’s Hope Tea First Flush Darjeeling
Tea type: Indian Black Tea
Ingredients: Black tea
2g/200ml 100 °C 3-5 minutes
Shane Brittle –
What a gentle taste!