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9TH JANUARY, 2017

Margaret's Deck - The Hope Lives On

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Goodricke Group Ltd, a brand synonymous with the finest teas that are enjoyed all over the world, has created its Tea Lounge, The Goodricke Tea Pot.

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Margaret’s Deck, the latest edition to The Goodricke Teapot chain is nestled amongst the misty greens of the scenic Margaret’s Hope tea estate in Kurseong, Darjeeling. Visitors to the Tea lounge can experience the picturesque Himalayan peaks, gushing streams and swaying orchids whilst they sip on the choicest selection of teas.

The Tea Lounge, a perfect blend of elegance, incomparable experiences with a dose of heritage and mystique is bound to appeal to all, be it a gourmet tea specialist or simply an inquisitive visitor. Located in Kurseong district of Darjeeling, Margaret’s Deck will give its patrons an experience to remember with its handpicked range of teas as well as chocolates, pastries and tea accessories. Margaret’s Deck offers an experience of a lifetime with home brewed teas and a host of menu items prepared in accordance with world renowned standards.

The lounge was opened on the 30th November 2016 by Malcolm Perkins, Chairman of Camellia Plc.

Mr. Malcolm Perkins, Group Chairman said,

“We are excited to launch Goodricke Teapot, Margaret’s Deck in Kurseong today at one of our premium tea estates and we hope to provide an unforgettable experience to our patrons.”

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Arun Singh, Managing Director, Goodricke Group Ltd said,

“Goodricke’s Teapot is designed in such a way so as to give the tourists, connoisseurs and the patrons a wholesome global tea experience, whilst providing them with a stress free, premium environment where they can be introduced to the rich heritage and culture of tea drinking. With this launch, we hope that the North Bengal Tourism also gets another feather in its cap. The UNESCO certified World Heritage Site, Darjeeling Toy Trains can also be enjoyed from the tea estate and will be a major draw for tourists wanting to enjoy the view of toy trains crossing the steep slopes”

Margaret’s Hope is a 150-year-old tea estate, founded as the Bada Rington. It was later named Margaret’s Hope in fond memory of the then Estate Manager’s daughter in the early 20th century. After 150 years, Margaret's Hope continues to produce its renowned first flush (spring) tea, which has a flowery aroma and golden colour. Its second flush produces a mellow cup with a muscatel character and bronze colour.

Margaret’s Deck was featured in the January 2017 edition of Outlook Traveller.

Further information relating to other Goodricke Teapot venues can be found on Facebook and Timeout, Delhi.

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