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  • July 15, 2017

    What’s the Deal with Matcha?

    What’s the Deal with Matcha?

    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 […]

  • April 7, 2017

    The Champagne of Tea – Where does it come from?

    The Champagne of Tea – Where does it come from?

    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.

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