Darjeeling Margaret's Hope

Every time I drink a Darjeeling the strength of the fruit notes startles me, but lately it’s been getting even weirder. I’m drinking a strong cup of Margaret’s Hope Second Flush right now, and I swear I recognize the fruit note from somewhere else. In fact, I think I recognize it from candy. I think it’s Japanese muscat grape flavored candy.

Everyone always says Darjeelings have a muscatel note, so maybe I’m making the connection because I think that’s what it’s supposed to taste like, but maybe not. I definitely recognize this flavor from somewhere else, and I can’t think of another option. Can anyone back me up, or is this me spending too long with a cup of tea and a computer and going slightly mad?

Elizabeth, Teahouse Kuan Yin Staff