Last year I had both lower grade Margaret´s Hope...the same grade Lochan is selling (very choppy) and Margaret´s Hope Black Thunder Hand Roll which as far as I know is their highest grade...totally unbroken leaves.
The lower grade is a good value, it´s tasty and inexpensive...lots of delicious flavours and a good aroma...nothing wrong with it at all.
The hand roll has an aroma that really impressed me the moment I opened the bag...very sweet and chocolately with hints of what I call autumn forest...that crisp clean aroma you get from going for a walk on a chilly autumn day among the trees. The leaves were gorgeous...a real treat watching in my glass pot...and the taste and mouthfeel were wonderful...very very smooth and as the tea slid across my tongue I could taste different flavours emerging.
Overall...the lower grade Margaret´s Hope teas are tasty and good value...I recomend them if you want something inexpensive and high quality to drink every day.
On the other hand the top grade from Margaret´s Hope is an amazing tea and definitely worth looking for if you want a real treat
Tead Off...Thunderbolt Tea sells some whole leaf Darjeelings and also some lower grades. They have good descriptions and photos so you can tell which are which.