Nurtured and cultivated on the banks of the Yahagi River in Japan is one of the most famous and desirable green teas on the planet: matcha. Matcha tea plays a central in role Japanese tea ceremonies and is renowned not only for its flavor, but also its calming and healing effects on the body and […]
Margarete’s Hope is one of the most esteemed and successful tea gardens in India. It has gained global renown for its divine Darjeeling teas – in particular its 2nd flush - whose flavour profile has no rival. The splendid, sprawling gardens have known a tumultuous past and the estate was practically born from a great tragedy over 150 years ago. Like many wonders or successes in the world, Margaret’s Hope did not become a global centre of Darjeeling production by mistake. Its history, location and management have all played their parts.